What do milk and jails have to do with each other? Check out this short video to find out!
8 hours to go, and 19% funded! Pitch in a few bucks towards this community farm greenhouse and help them get over the hump.
Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy that struck the Atlantic Coast in 2012, and Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe and that was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.
Swoon: Submerged Motherlands
April 11–August 24, 2014
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Please join us for a panel discussion on farm leasing. Panelists include local farmers, landowners and attorneys with leasing experience. The panel will address
- Basic elements of a good farm lease
- Legal considerations in farm leasing
- On ‐ the ‐ ground experience with farm leases – what’s worked and what hasn’t
- Negotiating the right farm lease for your situation
To see the flyer, click HERE!
Space Is Limited. Please Pre-register by Friday, June 20th
By phone at (518) 885 ‐ 8995
By email at email@example.com Registration costs, including snacks and drinks, are $5/individual
Such as this job, at one of our favorite farms – Juniper Hill in Westport, NY. Other places to look include MOFGA (Maine), PASA (Pennsylvania) and nation sites like Good Food Jobs (which we partner with).
This is a 9-12 month position depending on candidate. Work involves harvesting and processing of vegetables, including washing, trimming and packing for wholesale and CSA customers.
The perfect candidate is:
- Highly motivated,
- Detail oriented,
- Good humored
- Good communicator
- Must be able to lift 50lb-75lb crates.
Agrarian Trust’s May 3rd training workshop with the NY State Agricultural Mediation Program (NYAMP), Negotiation Your Way to Land, is SOLD OUT. You can get a podcast of the program by joining the Agrarian Trust email list.
For those of you in the Hudson Valley, there are two more workshops coming up THIS weekend, hosted by the the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN), a project of the American Farmland Trust (AFT) and a partnership of organizations dedicated to improving access to farmland for next generation farmers.
These workshops are focused on farm leasing for farmers and landowners, include farm leasing panels and networking sessions, and will take place in Ulster County and Orange County on May 4th and May 6th, respectively. The workshops will feature panel discussions with local farmers, landowners and attorneys with leasing experience and cover issues including: farm leasing basics; legal issues; farmer and landowner perspectives on what works; common mistakes to avoid; and negotiating the right farm lease for your situation. There will also be opportunities for informal networking sessions with regional farmers and landowners to explore potential matches and to further develop leasing plans.
The May 4 Ulster County workshop will be held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Youth Building, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register call 845-340-3990 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the workshop is $5 per person and includes snacks and drinks. Pre-register by May 1.
The May 6 Orange County workshop will be held at Kaplan Hall, The Great Room at SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus, One Washington Center, Newburgh from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To register, call 845-344-1234 or send email to: email@example.com. The cost of this workshop is $10 for an individual or $15 for a farm or family and includes snacks and drinks. Pre-register by May 2.
Funding for both workshops is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency.
For more information about these workshops and other Hudson Valley Farmlink Network projects, contact Tim Biello at firstname.lastname@example.org.