Get connected with others through these recommended sites and gain additional knowledge from the farming community.
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CAFF hosts the podcast the Farmers Beet where we share stories from farmers on how they improve their food safety practices, integrate climate smart farming practices, and more. We share farm-fresh insights right from the field and give voice to sustainable agriculture since 1978!
Corinna Bench offers great resources on online marketing strategies to help you clarify your message, find new customers, increase your sales, and build a strong farm business.
Catch the Farm Commons team and special guests discussing unique and interesting issues at the intersection of farm law, sustainable agriculture, and social justice at our podcast.
Chris Blanchard provided down-to-earth conversations with experienced farmers – and the occasional non-farmer – about everything from soil fertility and record-keeping to getting your crops to market without making yourself crazy.
Chris passed away in 2018 and no new episodes are being added but there is an extensive library of episodes.
Michael Kilpatrick is a farmer, presenter, inventor and leader who lives to help farmers apply business principles and practical, proven solutions to grow their businesses and simplify their lives.
A public group for family farmers and their supporters from across California to share resources, ask questions, mobilize and find support to help grow a more vibrant, regenerative and collaborative local food system.
Growing for Market is the magazine for local food and flower producers. GFM keeps you informed about the business of growing and selling vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, plants, and herbs, and other food products.
Modern Farmer is a quarterly American magazine devoted to agriculture and food, founded in April 2013.
Josh Volk helps small farms and market gardeners in a variety of ways.
joshvolk.com houses helpful articles, photo galleries and links.
farmhandcarts.com is specifically about the hand carts Josh has been building and refining for the last decade.
compactfarms.com is the website for his first book! It profiles Slow Hand Farm as well as 14 other farms around North America and talks about what makes them work. Build Your Own Farm Tools, which came out in August of 2021 is a collection of tools he has built and used, and includes lots of notes on designing and modifying your own tools.
The latest news and resources from the small farm tech community:
Exploring open-source technologies for the small farm. The Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology (GOAT) has introduced the Small Farm Tech Hub to available open-source agricultural tools and we’d like to help spread
Sasha Pesci, a former contractor and consultant for the Small Farm Tech Hub at CAFF recently published exciting research looking at the digital divide in direct market farmers’ online sales during the
Marketlink is now registering farms for the SNAP online payment solution for direct marketing farmers. The press release can be viewed here. For interested farmers, the first step is
“Although agtech promises to make farming more efficient, it is often pitched as a replacement for farmworkers, who are usually left out of its development.” Read the full article here:
The Market Garden Institute, co-founded by Jean-Martin Fortier and Suleyka Montpetit. It’s mission is to educate and empower growers who change the world through the simple act of growing healthy,