Archive for the 'Resources' Category

Toolkit for Responding to Pesticide Drift

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) of North America offers this new toolkit plus additional resources to assist those affected by pesticide drift:  Continue reading ‘Toolkit for Responding to Pesticide Drift’


Resources for farmers in stressful times

The people who operate farms across Minnesota face a host of struggles as they work to produce our food supply. Weather, expenses, agronomic and economic problems, and family dynamics are just some of the challenges facing producers. The stress in farming has always existed, but levels can soar during these times of high costs and low returns. Here are a few programs that can help farmers, their families and those working with them: Continue reading ‘Resources for farmers in stressful times’

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Resources

A quick round-up of FSMA Produce Safety Rule related links and factsheets to help you sift through the new FSMA Produce Safety Rule and its implications for farmers. Organizations across the country and here in MN are currently working on factsheets, videos, recordkeeping templates and other materials for farmers to help them with FSMA compliance. So, there will be more in the coming months. Take home message – there are many people to help you understand the Rule. Continue to educate yourself on Good Agricultural Practices, as they underpin FSMA, and reach out for help if you are having trouble determining how/if the Rule applies to you.

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Local Food Marketplace

It is that time of year where we reflect on this past season and consider improvements for next season.  We are excited to announce a brand new warehouse inventory management system, designed specifically for the needs of farms and food hubs, that integrates seamlessly with our existing harvest to order system.  Continue reading ‘Local Food Marketplace’

Organic Production SARE Topic Room

SARE’s new Organic Production topic room assists organic producers who are struggling to manage pests, fertility and tillage in compliance with stringent organic standards. Continue reading ‘Organic Production SARE Topic Room’

Support for Applications to USDA Farm to School Grant

The National Farm to School Network is available to provide support on a fee for service basis to applicants to the USDA Farm to School Grant Program. Grant applications are due on December 8, 2017. Continue reading ‘Support for Applications to USDA Farm to School Grant’

Resources for Applying for Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Grant

New Entry has a series of recorded webinars on our website focused on many aspects of applying for the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.  Continue reading ‘Resources for Applying for Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program Grant’

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