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2014 Field Days and Events - Future Harvest

September 30, 2014!
Hops Production, Distribution, and Marketing

Tuesday, September 30, 6:00-9:00 pm
Corcoran Brewing Company, 205 E. Hirst Rd. Purcellville, VA 20132
$20 for FHCASA members; $40 for non-members.

Farmers, brewers, and anyone interested in craft beer is invited to join Future Harvest at Corcoran Brewing Company to learn the basics of hops production as well as distribution and marketing techniques to sell hops locally and regionally.

Joel Salatin: Author, Environmentalist, Capitalist & Lunatic Farmer

Saturday, March 8 - 7pm
Lecture:An Evening with Joel Salatin
Perdue Hall, Bennett Family Auditorium, Salisbury University
Best-selling author and sustainable farming guru Salatin is a third generation farmer and author of eight books. His farm achieved iconic status when featured in Michael Pollans Omnivores Dilemma and the award winning film documentary Food Inc. Salatin has been described by The New York Times as Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Regional Library and the Environmental Studies Department.
more information contact Rachael Stein at 410-742-1537

Maryland's Department of Agriculture

State of Maryland -- MDA
Farmers and the Bay Maryland agriculture is vital to the long-term health of the state's economy, environment and quality of life. Maryland farmers - like homeowners and all residents - play a key role in protecting our state's natural resources, especially the Chesapeake Bay.

New opportunities for organic and biodynamic farming

On August 1, 2013, experts in organic and biodynamic agriculture from Demeter USA, North Carolina State University, Brad’s Raw Chips and Rodale Institute will be presenting on growing Biodynamically in Mills River, North Carolina. Catch Rodale's executive director Coach Mark Smallwood as he talks about healthy soil = healthy food = healthy people and some of our new biodynamic research projects. {see more at Rodale}

Mt. Hermon Plow Days

Event Date: 
04/02/2011 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Where: 31493 Mt. Hermon Road near Salisbury

Admission: Free, Donations appreciated

Website: http://adkinsfarmmarket.com/www.adkinsfarmmarket.com/Plow%20Days.html

_Stuffed and Starved_ by Raj Patel

2007 book by former policy analyst for Food First, the book is a fascinating introduction to the bottleneck in the global food 'industry' that explains the food riots in the developing world.
http://stuffedandstarved.org/drupal/

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

In the mid-1980s, family farmers across America were in the fight of their lives. Prices had dropped below the cost of production. Family farmers were told they were inefficient and they had to either get big or get out. Deeply flawed national and international policies were the root cause of the crisis. A galvanizing effort to save the family farm helped spawn the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). In 1986, IATP began documenting the underlying causes of America's rural crisis and proposing policies that would benefit farmers, consumers, rural communities and the environment. IATP

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