Archive for the 'Resources' Category

Environmental Working Group’s National Tap Water Database

EWG researchers spent the last two years collecting data from state agencies and the EPA for drinking water tests conducted from 2010 to 2015 by 48,712 water utilities in all 50 states and D.C. Continue reading ‘Environmental Working Group’s National Tap Water Database’

Agritourism: Keeping Your Visitors Happy and Healthy

As a collaborative team, UMASH and the MDH have developed resources to promote health and safety on the farm. These resources include educational posters, fact sheets and videos to highlight the importance of handwashing and to show how you can prepare and plan for guests on the farm.  These resources can be found on the UMASH website. Continue reading ‘Agritourism: Keeping Your Visitors Happy and Healthy’

“Core Knowledge” Booklet for Orchardists

There is a trove of apple culture information available on the web and in excellent books. In fact, it tends to be too much for some who just want to get the job done and move along. This manual is for those who hope to plant a new tree for fun but not be beholden to it for a lifetime. Here is bare bones information at a quick glance. Continue reading ‘“Core Knowledge” Booklet for Orchardists’

“Behind the Table” Book for Farmers’ Market Vendors

Pam Benicke of Prairie Hollow Farm just published a book for Farmers Market vendors called Behind the Table. Single copies of the book are available at and volume discounts are available for 10 or more copies if you purchase directly from Prairie Hollow Farm. More information:

Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) is making the Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan available as of 7/14/17.  The plan outlines a strategy to detect and respond to emerging animal diseases and define the processes that APHIS will use to identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases in animal populations. Continue reading ‘Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan’

Farm Commons Resource: Managing Risks of Interns and Volunteers

This guide will explain the laws behind interns and volunteers. It also provides insights and strategies to help farmers reduce liability risks related to interns and volunteers. Continue reading ‘Farm Commons Resource: Managing Risks of Interns and Volunteers’

The Perennial Plate Videos of Ireland

We are in the midst of research for the immigrant family-dinner project, but have also been editing a few of the addtional stories from our trip to Ireland – the first of 3 celebrates the Women of Achill Island.  Please watch HERE for 6 minutes of escape and inspiration in one of the most beautiful spots on earth.


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