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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}

Sustainable Farming Twilight Meeting

Aaron Cooper

Come join us to see how USDA-ARS on-farm research is using cover crops, poultry litter, and tillage practices in more economically and environmentally sustainable systems. Learn how you can capitalize on the growing interest in local, sustainable, and organic markets.

UMES Small Farm Series

Small farmers on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland can bank on the benefits a series of upcoming events for the month of April will bring. Beginning Saturday, April 2, and every Saturday thereafter until Saturday, April 23, the Small Farm Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host informative, hands-on workshops and field days.

20th Annual MOFFA Winter Meeting

Event Date: 
02/19/2011 (All day)

What do oysters and honey have in common? They are two of the diverse agricultural products that come from Maryland! You can learn more from Maryland producers at the Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association Winter Meeting: Focusing on diversity of farms and showcasing the variety of agricultural enterprises in Maryland. Whether you are a consumer or distributor looking for good sources of local organic food, or a farmer or gardener in search of new ideas, techniques and inspiration, the MOFFA Winter Meeting has something for you. Come on out
and join us!

_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.

State of the Organic Union

Check out this article by Maria Rodale in the Atlantic Monthly.

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices in support of USDA's effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide. Check out the USDA's AFSIC!

North County Preservation

North County Preservation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting rural life in Northern Baltimore County.

We focus on gathering and distributing fact-based information to encourage responsible development and preservation, providing education on the history, and unique resources of the area, performing studies on land use trends, and solutions to conserve natural, agricultural, and scenic resources, and promoting long-term solutions to increase agricultural sustainability and to protect open space. Check out North County Preservation!

Maryland FarmLINK

In addition to providing resources for buying and selling farmland, FarmLINK also gives you tools to mentor new or transitioning farmers, or to find a mentor in a field of your choice. Creating a custom profile (optional) makes it easier to connect with other FarmLINK users. You can always come back later and add to or change your profile. Joining FarmLINK is easy!

Center for Rural Affairs - Land Link Service

The Center's Land Link program serves to increase opportunities for beginning farmers while encouraging good stewardship. Computer data base matching and consulting services bring beginning farmers and landowners together. Retirement planning, beginning farmer financing, farm business, and environmental assessment information is used to assist in transferring family operations to a new generation of farmers and ranchers.
Center for Rural Affairs - Land Link Service

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