Category Archives: Emails

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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Winter Cover Crop School – March 22

Puyallup –Farmers and agricultural professionals are invited to a one-day workshop focused on effectively incorporating cover crops into vegetable production systems in western Washington.  Space is limited for the March 22 Cover Crop School that will include classroom and field … Continue reading

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Rare Makah Ozette Potato seed is now available to NW Farmers!

The Makah Ozette, a Potato with a Past. Gerry Warren Slow Food Seattle cgw@speakeasy.net “The history and the distinctive flavor of this potato give it a significant market advantage over most fingerling potatoes offered in today’s marketplace.” Says Andrew Stout … Continue reading

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New Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Programs This Spring

SAgE (www.seattlecentral.edu/learn/sage) is offering two new courses this Spring quarter! Landscape Agroforestry: Integrating Forests and Farms Biointensive Urban Food Production (urban food systems pathway course) Online registration (www.seattlecentral.edu) is currently open.

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WSDA Handbook Helps Farmers Launch, Expand Direct-Sales Businesses

OLYMPIA – Farmers who sell their agricultural and food products directly to consumers now have a new tool to help launch a business or expand into new products:  the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) Small Farm & Direct Marketing Handbook. … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance seeks Manager of Operations

Seattle based non-profit (NFMA) that operates 7 neighborhood farmers markets in Seattle is seeking a highly qualified individual to be Manager of Operations. This position requires a highly organized individual who has a demonstrated history of progressively responsible experience managing … Continue reading

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Will your land become a lasting legacy or source of a family squabble?

Learn how to guide the discussion and help keep your family farm or forestland in the family. ARLINGTON, Wash. – Studies show over 60% of landowners never discuss their plans for succession with anyone in their families! When planning for … Continue reading

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Conservation Commission Accepting Applications for Farmland Preservation Grant Sponsorship

The Washington State Conservation Commission will begin accepting applications for proposals seeking Commission sponsorship of Farmland Preservation Program grants.  Applications will be accepted by the Commission beginning February 23 and concluding on March 12 at 5:00pm for grants to protect … Continue reading

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NATIONAL RURAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY – Call for Nominations

The National Rural Assembly will host a National Rural Youth Assembly on April 22-25, 2010, at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Assembly seeks 50 young adults from rural communities across the country who … Continue reading

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Kate Arding – The cheese lover

Cowgirl Creamery founder and co-founder of Culture Cheese Magazine, British native, Kate Arding has become a cheese sensei. She was recently featured in an interview by culinate.com which discusses the past, present and future of cheese. How did you first … Continue reading

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