Looking for the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, events and funding opportunities? We feature all that, plus in-depth publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable ag activities.
The Center for Sustainable Agriculture was established in 1994 as a unit within the University of Vermont to integrate university and community expertise to promote sustainable farming systems throughout Vermont and the region.
This PDF from Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in North Dakota compares the needs and benefits of 46 different cover crops.
This UVM Extension Website offers an extensive list of resource materials and educational opportunities.
The holistic orchard network focuses on sharing sustainable fruit growing techniques that emphasize orchard soil health which in turn makes for healthy trees and thus healthy apples and -- blessed be! -- healthy people.
Growing for Market is a monthly magazine for small scale growers providing information about growing and marketing produce, herbs, and flowers.
MOSES has many fact sheets developed for organic growers on transitioning, production of many animals and crops, resources, marketing, and more.
The National Organic Program (NOP) regulations were developed to ensure that organically labeled products meet consistent national standards. These standards explain what is and is not acceptable in the production of food to be labeled "Certified Organic."
NODPA website is a resource for organic dairy farmers, organic milk producers and consumers interested in organic dairy farming and products.
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education provides grants and information to improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life.
Access to farmland is one of the biggest challenges for new farmers. For many, leasing may be an effective strategy. Find out about leases and leasing -- what's in a lease, types of leases and how to negotiate a good lease using this online tutorial. Four short, easy and informative modules will give you basic information, lease examples and lots of linked resources. Upon completing the tutorial you are eligible for free technical assistance related to leasing.
The pages of this site are intended to provide information to New England apple growers who are interested in organic apple production and who want to examine the opportunities of organic production given the shift in cultivars and the new research-generated information that is available.
The OACC conducts organic farming research and provides knowledge transfer and extension services for organic farmers.
The Website of Dr. H.J. Karreman: Author of Treating Dairy Cows Naturally: Thoughts and Strategies
Seed-saving, once an essential skill passed from generation to generation by traditional farmers, is almost a lost art. By growing and saving seeds, each of us can become a link to restore food and farming traditions in our own community. Help create a local food community.
The Rodale Institute’s website reaches out to food producers to exchange valuable “farmer-to-farmer know-how.’ the website presents expert resources for crop and livestock production, direct marketing, local food systems, policy campaigns and community-building collaborations.
NRCS puts nearly 70 years of experience to work in assisting owners of America's private land with conserving their soil, water, and other natural resources. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs.
A project of UVM which focuses on gathering resources and information for new and aspiring farmers in Vermont. Includes information on business planning courses offered through UVM.
The Vermont Farm and Garden Exchange site was created as a resource for people who live in Vermont and want to share, barter, or sell hobby farm and garden goods.
Business planning grants.
Resources on sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, dairy sheep and goats, horses, poultry, and hogs as well as biosecurity, meat processing, and pastures and forage crops.
The Vermont New Farmer Network is a working group of agricultural organizations committed to serving the needs of new and aspiring farmers in Vermont.
This directory of all certified organic farms and processors is published annually and distributed statewide, linking consumers to producers.
Information on pasture management
Maintained by Vern Grubinger, this site contains a plethora of resource for Vermont's vegetable and berry farmers.
WAgN provides education and technical assistance to those individuals interested in starting or expanding their agricultural endeavors.
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