2019 Community Food Systems Conference – Savannah, GA

Stephanie Fenty April 30, 2018

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Georgia Farmers Market Association (GFMA) are excited to announce their partnership in putting on the 2019 Community Food Systems Conference to take place in early December 2019 in Savannah, Georgia. The partners will build on the momentum of the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference and GFMA’s Food for Thought…

Farm Bill Update: Our Best Opportunity for Action

Honesta Romberger April 27, 2018

by Ben Feldman, FMC Policy Specialist | ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org Last week, the House Agriculture Committee passed a version of the farm bill on a strict party line vote. The Committee entertained very few amendments, and as a result, the bill that now goes to the House floor is little changed from the original version introduced by…

Crafting Winning LFPP/FMPP Proposals- Recorded Webinar

Allie Vrtachnik April 25, 2018

Crafting Winning LFPP/FMPP Proposals  Made possible by collaborations with the Wallace Center, FMC, and the USDA Ag Marketing Service, Dawn Thilmany and Becca Jablonski of Colorado State University present the Crafting Winning LFPP/FMPP Grant Proposals webinar.Tailored towards those without much grant poropsal experience, the webinar explores best practices for planning and writing LFPP/FMPP proposals, emphasizing…

Arizona-grown produce bill good for families in poverty

Honesta Romberger

Via Arizona Capitol Times SB1245 provides a state funding match for a privately funded pilot program successfully operating in urban and rural areas throughout our state. The program targets populations who are on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The program offers more choice and increased access to healthy foods, specifically,…

2018 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit

Honesta Romberger April 24, 2018

In partnership with the USDA, Food Distribution Research Society, National Value-Added Agriculture Conference, and Farm Credit Council, FMC is excited to host the 2018 National Direct Agricultural Marketing Summit – the first of its kind in the United States! When: September 15-18, 2018 (Pre-conference activities on September 15-16) Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia Why should you…

West Virginia “Farm Roots” program for small farmers and veterans

Allie Vrtachnik April 23, 2018

“A new project taking root in the Kanawha Valley is aiming to help small farmers and veterans in West Virginia grow and then market carrots to restaurants and other local consumers. The goal of the West Virginia National Guard’s Patriot Guardens and Capitol Conservation District’s “Farm Roots” project is to help those participating to first…

Arizona leads nation in female farmers

Honesta Romberger April 20, 2018

Via Arizona Sonora News: In Queen Creek, Arizona, you can find a 1.33-acre lot growing oranges, apples, figs, peaches, pears, grapes, sugarcane, lettuce, tomatoes, pepper, eggplant, okra, corn, green beans – and also raising chickens for meat and eggs, sheep for meat and goats for milk. It is one of 7,835 farms in Arizona run…

Greater Franklin Food Council presents Growing Roots

Liz Comiskey

FARMINGTON – A new focus on food systems in greater Franklin County has come together in the form of the Greater Franklin Food Council – a team dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the food scene in the area. “We look at all areas of food, including, but not limited to, food insecurity,” United…

Rep. Chellie Pingree: Get Ready for the 2018 Farm Bill Fiasco

Liz Comiskey

  Rep. Chellie Pingree: Get Ready for the 2018 Farm Bill Fiasco  

Farming Success- Goal Setting for your Farm

Emma Hansen

This interactive webinar will help you think through your goals for producing food on your farm and how your goals connect to the records you keep, what resources you use, and what programs you sign up for. With guided questions, we will walk through what you want, what you can count on, and that means…