Category Archives: Education

CSAs Mean Business

Many people already know the definition of Community Support Agriculture or CSA, but for the rest, let’s just say it is a grassroots partnership between a farmer and individuals that helps reconnect eaters to the source of their food. Before … Continue reading

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Micro-Loan Program from HumanLinks

The HumanLinks Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to systematic improvements in education, healthcare and sustainable agriculture, is offering a micro-loan program to sustainable farmers to help strengthen the Washington farming community. As of March 2010, the Foundation, partnering with Banner … Continue reading

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Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Trainings

Many farmers are seeking information about good agricultural practices in response to recent outbreaks associated with produce. This course will provide specific information regarding on-farm produce food safety (Good Agricultural Practices, GAPs). Several commodity groups have established guidelines for good … Continue reading

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Regional Food Economic Impact Quotes

Tim Crosby, Puget Sound Food Network’s Network Coordinator, gathered some interesting quotes from States around the US. Each quote gives us a glimpse into the economic climate of each State’s food cycle. All follow a similar trend, that if State … Continue reading

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2010 Country Living Expo

Straight from our inbox to you: The 2010 Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool will offer something for everyone, with more than 135 class offerings to choose from. Classes will cover a broad range of topics, ranging from how to … Continue reading

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Farm Business Planning Course

Farming can be a wonderful lifestyle, but achieving financial success requires a view of farming first and foremost as a business. Beginning farmers must look at their farm as a new business with all the careful planning that entails, while … Continue reading

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Growing the Future: Farm Business Planning Course Jan 12

Farming can be a wonderful lifestyle, but achieving financial success requires a view of farming first and foremost as a business. Beginning farmers must look at their farm as a new business with all the careful planning that entails, while … Continue reading

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Conservation and USDA Loan, Grant and Insurance Programs that can help your Small Farm or Acreage

Small agricultural producers have recently been given better access to federal programs through the 2008 Farm Bill and the long standing programs of the Spokane County Conservation District. This workshop will be a one stop information opportunity to explore grant, … Continue reading

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Safe to Eat?

An insightful event is coming up in December about the science, politics and economics of food.  Featuring Thomas Besser, PhD, DVM and Bill Sischo, DVM, MPVM, PhD (Professors, School for Global Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine), discussions include food … Continue reading

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Eco-Label Programs for Michigan Farmers

Lia Spaniolo, a graduate student at Michigan State University, has recently put together a brochure, “Eco-Label Programs for Michigan Farmers,”  to assist farmers in determining which, if any, are appropriate and beneficial for their operations. It describes some more established … Continue reading

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