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nofa-ny farm hack event

Scaling Up the Beginning Farm with Innovation and Appropriate Technology

July 9, 2013, 3:30 -6:00pm followed by potluck dinner
Juniper Hill Farm, 82 Loukes Lane, Wadhams(Westport) NY 12993

On-farm equipment hacks and energy efficiency are effective strategies to increase output and scale up the farm, but how does the smart farmer prioritize projects and maintain a low cost for making such improvements?  At Juniper Hill Farm, the answer has been a mixture of DIY ingenuity to hone just the right infrastructure and tools, along with taking advantage of incentives and grants to implement the costlier infrastructure needed to run the farm well.

More event details HERE
Farm Hack forum HERE

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going to NOFA-NY this weekend?

Stop by the Farm Hack booth!
Farm Hack and NYFC are hosting a farm innovation exhibition Saturday and Sunday of the conference.  We will be there with some sweet hacks, so don’t forget to swing by and chat with us. Bring hacks of your own, if you’ve got them! Find us by the pre-registration section, we will have our big banner, and the Culticycle. Oh yes.

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time to apply for winter conference scholarships!

These folks have funded 25 scholarships for  young and beginning farmers from the Hudson Valley for the NOFA-NY conference in January. Most conferences offer scholarships – do your research!

We’re busily preparing for the 2013 Winter Conference, which will again take place at the Saratoga Hilton City Center from January 25-27.  The theme for this year’s conference will be Resilience.

Please note that we are well into planning our workshops at this point in the year.  We maintain an online form for all workshop and field day suggestions, so please don’t hesitate to make a proposal for a future event (though inclusion in the 2013 Winter Conference is no longer likely).

Scholarship information is posted at