Archive for the 'Resources' Category

Farm Service Agency Loans Guidebook

Farm Service Agency Loans: The Ins and Outs of Growing a Farm with Federal Loans is written for farmers and ranchers who want to access low interest federal credit options that are aimed at family farmers. National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) has worked with Farm Service Agency (FSA) to improve loan options for the young farmers who sometimes struggle to access credit. Continue reading ‘Farm Service Agency Loans Guidebook’


Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

Local Food and Agriculture Research Journal Becomes World’s First Community Supported Journal. With assistance of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development transitions to OPEN ACCESS, and reaches out to address the food and farming interests of communities of color. Continue reading ‘Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development’

Food Systems Leadership Network

Have you heard?! The Wallace Center has launched a new national Community of Practice to support leaders and staff of non-profit, community based organizations working on food systems change: the Food Systems Leadership Network. Continue reading ‘Food Systems Leadership Network’

Water Quality Trading Handbook

American Farmland Trust (AFT) the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) released a handbook to highlight the role that conservation districts play in water quality trading and other environmental markets programs. Continue reading ‘Water Quality Trading Handbook’

Food Systems Leadership Network

The Wallace Center invites our partners and friends across the good food movement to help us build this new Community of Practice. We are open to your ideas for sharing resources, promoting events and opportunities, and building content together – contact us at Continue reading ‘Food Systems Leadership Network’

Coordinating Farm Labor Across Farms: A toolbox for diversified farmers and farmworkers.

Interested in solutions to farm labor recruitment, training, and retention? Interested in collaborative approaches that allow farmers and farmworkers to meet mutual goals regarding labor? Take a look at our new resource- Coordinating Farm Labor Across Farms: A toolbox for diversified farmers and farmworkers. 

Continue reading ‘Coordinating Farm Labor Across Farms: A toolbox for diversified farmers and farmworkers.’

Updated Cropping Systems Calculator

Doing your crop planning for the 2018 growing season? Check out the newly released Version 2 of Land Stewardship Project’s Cropping Systems Calculator to compare the financial pluses and minuses of various crop rotations, including those involving grazing.  Download the new version here. Continue reading ‘Updated Cropping Systems Calculator’

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Website

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