Training for Farmers

Season Extension

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This guide helps trainers deliver a series of trainings or activities to refugee farmers on season extension in temperate regions. The trainings were designed as a package, but each session or activity can be done independently. Graphics can be used both during and after the activities.This teaching resource was developed by Global Garden in Chicago, Illinois in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions). Refugee farmer training programs across the country provided feedback on this lesson, which is now integrated throughout the guide.

On-Farm Food Safety Checklist

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Use this on-farm self assessment to determine how to improve your farm's food safety protocols.  

April 2017 Record Keeping Strategies for Organic Certification Webinar

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This one hour online webinar, hosted by the New Entry Sustinable Farming Project and led by Laura Davis, will cover all you need to know about farm record-keeping for organic certefication. Specefic topics include simplifying records on your farm for efficiency and organic certification requirements as well as compost production records needed to gain approval for use on certified organic farms.

About the instructor: Laura Davis owns and operates Long Life Farm in Hopkington MA. Long Life Farm strives to grow nutrient dense food by utilizing organic, biological and mineral balanced farming techniques, it is also certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers. Laura has also served as the Organic Certefication Assistance Coordinator for NOFA/MASS and a Organic Inpector.

This material is based upon work supported by the Northeast Extension Risk Managment Education and USDA/NIFA under award number 2015-49200-24225

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsmG_hmVl_8&t=338s

March 2017 Farming Smarter Workshop with Richard Wiswall

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Richard Wiswall, author of The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook, presents techniques for good recordkeeping skills to keep your farm on track with less effort.

2017 Farm Business Planning Course NRCS Presentation

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A brief overview of NRCS's programs for beginning farmers.  

2017 Farm Business Planning Course: Risk Management Agency Presentation

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An introduction to risk management for beginning farmers.  

An Intro to FSA's Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

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2017 Farm Business Planning Course Presentation: A brief introduction to how the USDA can help beginning farmers through their NAP program. 

 

2017 April Workshop: Creating Your Cabbige Account

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Jessica Angell, founder of Cabbige, discusses how to keep record-keeping simple, focus on your farm, and make the most of the data you collect. Topics covered will include: technologies that make record-keeping simple and useful, what data to focus on and how to use it, and how data analysis can improve your profitability. 

Learn more about Cabbige at http://www.cabbige.com/

Global Gardens CSA Reimbursement Policies

This document provides the policies for how the Global Gardens CSA program reimburses their farmers throughout the season, including what might happen in the instance of crop failure. Intermediate. Keywords: CSA

Farmer Evaluation and Goal Setting

This worksheet acts as an evaluation for the end of the season and helps farmers set goals for the next season. Topics include: in the field, yields, logistics, family support, sales, costs, education, and future goals. Advanced. Keywords: Buisness, Farmer, Goals, Worksheet, Assessment, Season

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