1. Riverdog Farm Tour


    from Alameda Conservation Partnership / Added

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    Learn about Riverdog’s successful CSA, as well as its direct market pork and poultry. April 3rd, 2014 in Guinda, CA Sponsored by: Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) & Alameda County Conservation Partnership Funding Provided by: USDA NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (Grant #2011-49400-30641)

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    • Vermicomposting II- Bins & Management


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      Discussion of vermicompost bins: commercial black plastic, cinderblock sides and straw/hay bale sides. Pros and cons of each, Kerr Center experience, and discussion of how to manage the worms. With Kerr Center Horticulture Manager George Kuepper and Consultant Luke Freeman. Presented May 11, 2013, at Kerr Center's Beginning Farmer Workshop. *The beginning farmer project was supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-49400-30525 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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      • Vermicomposting at Kerr Center I


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        Composting with earthworms-- the basics. Consultant Luke Freeman explains how vermicomposting works and details of the Kerr Center project. The center's Canon Organic Horticulture Project uses vermicompost in its soil building program. Also featuring Kerr Center intern Jon Pollnow. Presented May 11, 2013, during the beginning farmer class. The Beginning Farmer project was supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-49400-30525 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more info, visit www.kerrcenter.com

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        • How to Make Compost, with Luke Freeman


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          Step by step how to make a compost pile from stuff you have in your backyard or on your small farm. What to use, how to layer, how long it takes. Anyone can do it after watching this short presentation, part of the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture's Beginning Farmer Program 2013. *The Beginning Farmer project was supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-49400-30525 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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          • New Entry's Farmland Matching Service Spatial Innovations


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            This video tells the story of an innovative technique that New Entry is using to find land for new farmers in MA. By using spatial analysis, they can get a list of landowners to target. By working with community members, they develop a process for outreach that is appropriate for specific towns. Through this method, new farmers are finding land every year.

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            • Virtual Tour of Common Good Farm


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              Evrett and Ruth Chantry Lunquist have Common Good Farm near Raymond, Nebraska. Evrett gives a general introduction to their small, diversified, organic, biodynamic operation; what they do, and why. He talks about their pasture-raised eggs and how chickens fit into his rotation, and his farm's fertility program. Evrett also talks about how they found land and financed it. One term that he mentions, the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA), is an agricultural bond program. There are similar programs found in any states that benefit someone who sells property (land, equipment, livestock) to a beginner. The seller receives federal tax-free interest on the sale, which is an incentive to either work with a beginner or to pass some of the savings on to the beginner with a lower interest on a sales contract. More information on programs can be found at www.stateagfinance.org

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              • Peter Martens - Beginning Organic Farmer


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                Peter Martens explains how he uses crop insurance to ensure that his production expenses are covered on his organic farm, in the event of a loss.

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                • Rotational Grazing - Old


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                  A basic overview of managing soil fertility and livestock nutrition and health through rotational grazing. Part of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Farm Business Planning Course.

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                  • Farmland ConneCTions: A Guide for Connecticut Towns, Institutions and Land Trusts Using or Leasing Farmland


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                    Whether it’s 5 acres or 100, a community’s, land trust’s or institution’s willingness to lease land to a farmer, or to create its own community farm, can make an important contribution toward growing Connecticut’s farms, food and economy. This guide is intended to help make these farmland “connections” by walking through the legal and practical considerations involved in leasing farmland and providing information and case studies of successful community farms that have been established around the state.

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                    • Young Farmers Conference 2008


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                      A video documenting Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture's 2008 Young Farmers Conference: "Reviving the Culture of Agriculture." The conference welcomed nearly 200 new and beginning farmers from throughout the United States for two days of workshops, networking and celebration. The 2010 conference will take place on December 2-3, 2010. For more details: www.stonebarnscenter.org Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center located in Pocantico Hills, NY - just 30 miles outside of midtown Manhattan. The Center's mission is to celebrate, teach and advance community-based food production and enjoyment, from farm to classroom to plate.

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