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Farm Service Agency Loans: The Ins and Outs of Growing a Farm with Federal Loans

The National Young Farmers Coalition just released Farm Service Agency Loans: The Ins and Outs of Growing a Farm with Federal Loans, an illustrated guidebook for farmers looking to secure credit from USDA. 

Written from the perspective and curiosity of a young farmer, the guidebook helps farmers navigate the ins and outs of the loan process. It includes:

Vote for the Potomac Crescent Waldorf School BD garden!

Hello from Alexandria, VA, at Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, (PreK-5)

I'm an active member of BDA and an active BD gardener and sometimes farmer. My school (Potomac Crescent Waldorf School) started a BD garden, 1080 sf, on Nov 5th, 2016. We added BD compost and BD soil from White Rose Farm in MD, and wrote grants for seeds, fencing, and materials for a compost bin. Parents, a few teachers and school children built the compost bin, spread BD compost, sprayed BD preps and sowed seeds form Johnny's Seeds. (another grant)

2017 Total Lunar Eclipse

Hello Friends,

My family and I are planning a small vacation around the total lunar eclipse. We are organic farmers from northern Illinois. As we are unable to see the eclipse from Chicagoland, we would love to view it on another's farm and, if possible, camp there or somewhere nearby. It would be wonderful to view and share this experience with BD farmers.

SARE Farmer Field Day Toolkit

SARE's free, digital Farmer Field Day Toolkit is a comprehensive resource of step-by-step instructions, timelines, and downloadable tools and templates for planning and hosting a successful event. Plus, users will learn the ins and outs of working with the media, creating press releases and PSAs, generating public interest, capturing the event with video and sharing it online.