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Risk Management

Word document of example risk management plans.  Based off questions from New American Sustainable Agriculture Project's risk management checklist.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Low.  Key words: risk management.

Nepali Vocabulary - to English

PDF vocabulary list for farmers with common vegetables, herbs and fruits in both English and Nepali.  All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: low. Key Words: vocabulary, Nepali.

Chart Decision Making - Guidance for Farmer's Decisions

Chart outlining various factors that impact individual farmer decision making. All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: High. Keywords: planning, marketing, production, management

Asian Vegetable Guide

PDF Booklet introducing farmers to common Asian crops. Includes pictures, history, common uses, and sample recipes for each crop. All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginner. Literacy Level: High. Keywords: asian vegetables, recipes, cultural sensitivity, amaranth, bok choy, chinese broccoli, celery, chrysanthemum, garlic chives, mustard greens, napa cabbage, pea tendrils, taro leaves, yau choy, water spinach, asian basil, cilantro, lemongrass, asian cucumber, bitter melon, fuzzy melon, asian squash, daikon radish, japanese eggplant, kermit eggplant, pumpkin blossoms, thai hot peppers, yard long beans

African Crops Guide

PDF Booklet introducing farmers to common African crops.  Includes pictures, history, common uses, and sample recipes for each crop.  All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginner. Literacy Level: High.  Keywords: african vegetables, recipes, cultural sensitivity, Amaranth, cabbage, cassava, collard greens, african eggplant, groundnut, huckleberry, kale, kittely, mustard greens, okra, palava sauce, jute greens, pursland, spinach, peppers, sweet potato greens, tomato, yam, yard long bean

Brunswick Winter's Farmers Market questionnaire

Word document customer survey about the Brunswick Winter Farmers market.  Can be easily adapted for other farmers markets. English Level: Advancing. Farming Level: n/a. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: survey, farmers market.

Farmers Market Stands

Powerpoint Presentation/Google Slides for farmers about farmer's markets presentation.  Includes many descriptive photographs.  Needs additional prompts for trainers, could be adapted to any market.  All Regions. English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.  Key words: farmers market, marketing.

CSA Class - 2 of 3

Power point presentation for farmers with customer's feedback about their CSA.  Needs to be adapated to specific programs, useful outline.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming level: Beginning. Literacy Level: low/moderate.  Key Words: CSA, feedback, customer service.

GYOG Resources 2011 - MOFGA's Workshop

PDF outline of resources for farmers and trainers.  Includes a sample powerpoint presentation about organic farming and pest management, a check list to identify pests and lists places to find helpful resources and seed companies.  English Level: Developing (intermediate).  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Moderate/Semi.

Three Kinds of Peas

PDF handout for farmers describing the different uses and harvesting times between shell peas, snap peas and snow peas.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: low.  

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