the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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summer leadership summit: native youth in agriculture

Fayetteville, Arkansas

July 21 – July 25Zea_mays

Join us for the Native Youth in Agriculture Summit and become a part of the next generation of food and agriculture leaders throughout Indian Country. Fifty selected students will travel to Fayetteville to participate in a week long education and leadership summit designed to provide comprehensive training in the legal and business complexities unique to Indian Country land and agriculture.

Students will engage in classroom and leadership learning, participate in cultural activities, and receive specialized legal and land use education appropriate only to Native farmers and ranchers. All food, lodging, and instructional materials will be provided. Competitive travel scholarships to the University are available.

Deadline for application materials: May 15, 2014 (begin submitting your application now so that your space can be held).  For more information, click HERE

 


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spring conference: central arkansas new agrarian society

April 26th, 2014, Little Rock, AR

CANAS HANDBILL

 

The Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society (CANAS) is hosting a day-long series of workshops devoted to backyard gardening, food security, skill sharing, and community food culture.  Participants in this first conference will learn to plan, grow, source, and use the freshest food and products in Central Arkansas. Join us and become a part of Little Rock’s growing DIY food community.

Advanced registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee space.

Conference opens at 8:30 AM. Closing at 4:15 PM.

Scholarships are available! Please send inquires to canasconference@gmail.com


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farmers mix well

More mixers at this year’s SSAWG Conference!  Co-hosted by Greenhorns and coming right up. SSAWGflyer_Jan2013Final

From the Southeastern Young & Beginning Farmer Alliance:
We’re at it again: throwing parties. Join us for two hoe-downs at this year’s SSAWG Conference Jan 23-26 in Little Rock, Arkansas. We’ve teamed up with a whole slew of friends to host evening affairs and we hope you can join. We’ll also be selling t-shirts to benefit SSAWG financial need scholarships. Check out full details for the Alliance mixer on Saturday night at our facebook event page…invite your crew! And Friday night’s event details will eventually be available on the Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society page here

Co-hosted by Arkansas Local Food Network, Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society, Dunbar Garden, and Certified Naturally Grown, as well as our old standby sponsors Farm 255, Georgia Organics, The National Young Farmers Coalition, The Greenhorns, Slow Food. Phew, we have a lot of friends! 

Look out for our next transmission announcing our mixer, working group, video project and workshops, all to be found at the upcoming Georgia Organics conference in February in Atlanta.  And as always, we want to hear from you. Email Olivia if you want to be more involved with our brand new shiny Alliance.


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apprenticeship at farm girl natural foods

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We’re a grass-fed livestock farm in Central Arkansas run by our young family of four. We use humane, sustainable farming practices to produce artisan animal products for a niche market of quality-conscious customers. We are deep in the process of developing and expanding from a moderately profitable side-business to a full time enterprise. Continue reading


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foundation farm is still for sale!

and the price has been lowered to $89,000.

Amazingly enough we are selling Foundation Farm.

We are “rebooting” our farming dream-machine yet another time with a new farm projected out for 2010/2011 not very far from here.  Our plan is to attract an organic farmer to our community by offering Foundation Farm, a reputed  farm with a proven track record of sales and fertility, waiting to be further developed.

Here follows some essential information about the farm.  For those interested, the documents listed below in “Appendix” can be mailed to you. Continue reading


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could it be spray? could it be flu?

Dead Birds Fall From Sky AGAIN In Louisiana, 300 Miles From Arkansas Incident Days Earlier

Travis Walter Donovan for the Huffington Post

Around 500 dead birds have fallen from the sky in Louisiana, found scattered along a quarter-mile portion of highway in Point Coupee Parish, the AP reports. The discovery is approximately 300 miles south of Beebe, Arkansas, where just days earlier thousands of the same species of birds also fell from the sky. Continue reading

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