Posts by Sarah Diana Nechamen

New Version of Farmers' Guide to Value-Added Producer Grant Funding Available

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / June 5, 2015

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has released an updated version of its Farmers’ Guide to Value-Added Producer Grant Funding. The guide includes changes to the program from the 2014 Farm Bill. The guide also provides clear information on the program’s application requirements, including a step-by-step description of the application and ranking processes.

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Southern SAWG Offering Food Hub Starter Kit Online

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / June 2, 2015

Southern SAWG is making available a new Food Hub Starter Kit for agricultural or business professionals, farmers, or community members who are exploring the development of a food hub. The kit contains a short, annotated list of resources gathered from food hub projects around the country. Presentations and webinars from Southern SAWG’s food hub learning…

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Tilth Producers of Washington Introduces Wiki for Farmers

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 29, 2015

Tilth Producers of Washington has introduced Wiki for Farmers, an online resource dedicated to organic and sustainable agriculture. Farmers, agricultural experts, researchers, and farm advocates are invited to author articles, which may be edited and discussed by other users. Instructions for joining and for submitting articles are online.

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Instructor's Manual for Teaching Small-Farm Marketing Updated

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 27, 2015

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems has released Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability: Resources for Instructors, 2nd Edition. The 400-page manual, available free online or at cost in print, draws on nearly 50 years of experience teaching skills to beginning organic farmers and gardeners at the UC Santa Cruz Farm &…

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Opportunity to Host a Weather Station on Your Property

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 22, 2015

The New York State (NYS) Mesonet or Early Warning Weather Detection System is an advanced, statewide weather station network. This network will be the first of its kind in New York and will consist of up to 125 surface weather stations that will detect weather phenomena across the entire state.  This weather detection system will…

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3 Positions Available with Greener Partners – Collegeville, PA

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 21, 2015

What is Greener Partners? In imagining a better food system, Greener Partners operates community Farm Hubs as resources for local produce and for education — as well as inspiration — about food and farming. Their farmers grow vegetables, herbs and fruit for Greener Partners’ own Farm Market, Community Supported Agriculture members and to sell at area farmers’ markets.…

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Juneberry Production Workshop June 12th in Ovid, NY

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 18, 2015

This class is a complete, in-depth introduction to juneberry cultivation in Upstate New York, covering site selection, natural history, planting, pest control, and harvesting. Regional juneberry expert Jim Ochterski will explain the basics of production and what to expect from different varieties of juneberries. The workshop includes lunch and a field tour to Juneberry Farm…

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New Videos on IPM in the Apple Orchard

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 15, 2015

The New England Apple Association has produced a three-part video series on IPM in the apple orchard which explains various aspects of IPM and makes them accessible to a wider audience. Watch the video series online at:

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New Video on Small Farms YouTube Channel

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 4, 2015

“Hoop House Considerations” is part of the Vegetable Production series from Muddy Fingers Farm, a small vegetable CSA in Hector, NY. Visit our Youtube channel to view the video and others on Muddy Fingers Farm.

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Camp Mushroom #2

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / April 27, 2015

June 7 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Cornell Campus & MacDaniels Nut Grove. Due to popular demand for Camp Mushroom, which is SOLD OUT, we are offering an additional, one-day class which will cover the same cultivation methods as the original offering. The main difference is we won’t be serving meals (bring your own lunch) or…

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