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summer 2016 - vacation with 3 children at a farm in New York State

My name is Verena, I am living in Switzerland and I have three grandchildren living in New York with my daughter, single mother of the three (9, 7, 5).

When it comes to summer time - vacations of school (July-August) - I am the first, standing on the mat of my daughter’s apartment, to spend the weeks, the months with her and my grandchildren.

First Nations Development Institute Accepting Applications for 2016 “Seeds of Native Health” Grants

LONGMONT, Colorado (January 11, 2016) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), a national Native American nonprofit organization that works to improve Native economies and communities, is now accepting proposals for its “Seeds of Native Health” grant program under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI).

Grant Opportunity: Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund

From the Farmer Veteran Coalition:

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides direct assistance to veterans in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fund does not give money directly to the veteran, but rather to a third party vendor for any items that make a critical difference in the launch of a young farm business.

where can you get cow horns?

...for making the horn preparation?

AgriCultures - Call for articles: Co-creating knowledge in agroecology

Knowledge building and sharing are central to agroecology and family farming. It is a dynamic process and knowledge increases by sharing and learning; both practice and theory are important. Each farm and each community is unique. Given the great diversity of agroecosystems the world over, there is a need to continuously build situation-specific knowledge that, moreover, allows farmers to develop under unpredictable and changing circumstances.

Request for Proposals for 2016 Food Hub Conference - Due October 25

The Wallace Center is currently seeking proposals submissions to lead sessions at the National Good Food Network’s 2016 National Food Hub Conference taking place in Atlanta, Georgia from March 30-April 1, 2016.

Bulk Compost Available in Oregon from Malibu Compost - Limited Supply

Malibu Compost has launched a new farm in Oregon, and is offering a limited supply of pure compost in bulk to biodynamic farmers, growers, CSA's and community gardens. The "Bu" is exclusively Organic dairy cow compost, and Certified: GMO-free; Organic; WSDA; Demeter Biodynamic. For more info, email: info@malibucompost.com

Fund-a-Farmer Grants for Livestock and Poultry Farmers - Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce that FACT is now accepting applications from livestock and poultry farmers for our Fund-a-Farmer grants!  As many of you already know, our Fund-a-Farmer Project provides grants to qualifying humane farmers w

new to farming

hello, so i am new to farming, not to biodynamics, and about to acquire first farm. had a few questions on the sequence of events to start building good soil in pasture area before acquiring couple of cows. not sure of what equipment i will need to either buy or rent. i'm assuming i will need a ripper of some sort and a disk harrow in order to plant cover crops in rotation with pasture crops. was hoping to find a little advice here on the forum. is this a correct assumption that i will have to rip through existing grass then harrow to plant cover crop with some kind of seeder?

Funding Opportunity: Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Grant Program

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking proposals to carry out research, education, and on-farm demonstration projects. Any qualified unit of government, organization, educational institution, non-profit group, or individual is eligible. Competitive grants to individuals can be up to $10,000 and units of government, non-profit groups, institutions, or organizations may apply for up to $20,000.

Applications must be received by October 15, 2015.


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