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young & beginning farmer mixer!


On October 19th, local heirloom seed savers and worker-owned co-operative Southern Exposure Seed Exchange will be hosting a Young Farmer’s Mixer to facilitate an enriching community building experience, provide networking opportunities and have fun.  We want to provide young farmers and young farmer recruits with access to examples of financially viable business models for new farms, homesteading resources and land link organizations. We also want to facilitate connections between landowners who want their land in cultivation and land-less farmers.  There will be opportunity to link farmers with food justice organizations and illustrate how food justice activism can play into a small farm business. Continue reading

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maine/NH young farmer mixer! sept 28th

Arundel Mixer Poster2Hey ME and NH farmers!
It’s time to celebrate the harvest and connect with fellow young farmers! On Saturday, September 28th, join us for the kick-off event of the Greater Portland Young Farmers Coalition, the newest chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition! NYFC chapters bring farmers together to share meals, opportunities and strategies for overcoming the obstacles we face in starting careers in farming. It’s a wonderful community to be a part of, and you won’t want to miss this party. Continue reading

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CROWFEST 2013: Fledging Crow Vegetable Farm’s annual CSA member/ community appreciation day! 

August 24, 2013, Noon til’ Dawn. Keesevile, NY.

Ticket price is $30, and this includes:

  • Headliners: Spiritual Rez, Lucid, The Blind Owl Band, Big Slyde, and more!
  • Local craft beer
  • Camping on the farm
  • Tons of farm-fresh food (Pit roasted pork, BBQ Chicken, incredible salads and sides, and more!)
  • Kid and family friendly ( complete kids area with a bouncy house)
  • Bonfire, artists, dancers, and more!

buy tickets!!

contact for more information.

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new england young farmers, get on this list serve!

Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that our next YFN is TOMORROW!  All are welcome – don’t let the “Young” part of “Young Farmer Night” keep you away!!
We will be meeting at 6pm at the Anawan Grange, 118 Bay State Rd, Rehoboth, MA.  There will be a meet & greet, potluck, and panel discussion featuring folks involved with organizations such as the Farm Bureau, RI Agricultural Partnership, National Young Farmers’ Coalition and the New England Farmers’ Union.  Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own plate & fork!
Carpool update: 
Rides needed from Boston and Berkley, MA
Rides offered from South County (leaving from Richmond, RI) and Providence
Reply to this email and post on the Facebook page if you need a ride or have one to offer!
Hope to see you all there!
-Becca, Margiana & Tess
COMPLETE YFN 2013 SCHEDULE Continue reading

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washington state crop mobs!

Tilth Producers of Washington and
Washington Young Farmers Coalition


Like an old-fashioned barn-raising, these workshops provide an opportunity to join together and support a fellow grower while learning valuable skills from experienced farmers. We will engage in fun, hands-on, educational farming tasks while helping a grower complete a large project.

Join us:

Farming with Perennial and Annual Crops: Hands-on orchard management, diverse interplanting, and nursery production @ Skipley Farm – Saturday, May 11, 2013, Snohomish, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Learn pruning, propagation, vegetable production, and soil fertility practices.

Diversified Vegetable Operations for All Seasons @ Persephone Farm – Sunday, June 16, 2013, Indianola, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Engage in hands-on activities with mixed vegetables and greenhouse management, planting winter crops, garlic harvest, processing, regenerative ecological farm practices.

Socializing, networking, potluck dinner occurs with each event. On-farm camping available!


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young farmer nights

What rockers, self organizing in Rhode Island.

Hey Everyone!
Just a reminder our next YFN is at the Urban Food Lab, 6pm,  Tuesday, April 23!!  110 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket.
Bring a potluck dish, and forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested!
Other upcoming events:
**Value Added Producer Grant application workshops – check out the attached flier!  Three workshops coming up designed to teach farmers how to apply for VAPG funds, including time for one-on-one discussions with expert Nessa Richman.
**NRCS workshops – Come learn about funding available from the Natural Resource Conservation Service for things like high tunnels, irrigation systems, nutrient management plans, erosion control, etc.  March 26 in Chepachet, April 6 in Middletown and April 9 in Ashaway.  Flier attached, contact me for more info! Continue reading

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young farmers @ georgia organics conference


3rd Annual GO Conference Farmer Mixer
Kick off the conference on the Thursday night prior with another awesome mixer,  this year hosted by our very own Alliance and the generous Chef Shaun Doty at his Bantam + Biddy chicken joint. We’ve got the patio to ourselves for our shindig, and B+B will be donating chicken-y and veggie snacks. There’s no cost to attend, cash bar, and you won’t want to miss it.
Thursday Feb 21, 8-11pm
Bantam + Biddy
1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 301 in the Ansley Mall Shopping Center

RSVP on our Facebook event page here

Farmer Storytelling Photo Project
As part of our goal to tell the stories of young & beginning farmers in the southeast loud and clear, we’ve dreamed up a multimedia project to gather and project YOUR thoughts and words. Friday evening during the Conference Expo, we’ll have a photo booth set up to snap your pretty mug and listen to your tall tales — that time you shot yourself with the nail gun while finishing the mobile chicken coop, the very first exuberant sale you made at your very first farmer’s market, how you got your mini loan, why you chose the crops you did and which ones the flea beetles eat…we want to hear it all. Continue reading

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if you’re going to the MOSES conference…


You’ll want to check out this event. FB PUBLIC Ad 10-29-30

The Farm Beginnings Collaborative will host an evening Shindig on Friday, February 22nd. Farm Beginnings® is a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) initiative that provides participants a wide range of opportunities to learn firsthand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming. Launched in 1997, Farm Beginnings is a farmer-led, community based training and support program aimed at getting more farmers on the land farming sustainably.

Anyone who is interested in how Farm Beginnings can help them start their farm business is welcome to attend and network with Farm Beginnings graduates, instructors and service providers.
Taking place during the MOSES Conference.

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oregon young/elder farmers!

sevbluestarsGrayhorns/Greenhorns Mixer
Sponsored by the OSU Small Farms Program

Join us for this epic event after the Small Farms Conference featuring local food, music, and beverages! Network with farmers, new and experienced, from all over the state and beyond.

When: March 2, 2013
Location: Mary’s River Grange
Time: 6pm – Midnight
Food: by Gathering Together Farm – will be served at 6:30 (GTF sausage, sauerkraut, salad, veggie sloppy joes)
Music: Psych Country Review opening for Sassparilla – starts at 8pm
Beverages: 2 Towns Ciderhouse will be selling their cider (not included in the ticket price, buy separately)
Cost: $25 per person

Only 150 spaces available, so register early!


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