Category Archives: Leadership

Spotlight on Kate Spring, Good Heart Farmstead

By Suzy Hodgson, UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture A vegetarian for six years, Kate Spring, Good Heart Farmstead, had been interested in sustainable farming since graduating with an Environmental Studies and English degree in 2009. But after reading Pollan’s … Continue reading

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Ten Thoughts about Employees

Editor’s Note: This week’s post is from guest blogger Chris Blanchard, an organic farmer and farm consultant based in Iowa. Through Flying Rutabaga Works, Chris offers consulting to organic and small-scale farmers on effectiveness and productivity, marketing, business planning and development, … Continue reading

Posted in Farm labor and human resources, Leadership, Production information, Quality of Life, Resources for Beginning Farmers, Scaling up

When will I be a farmer?

I get asked this question pretty frequently. It usually means either “When should I start filing a farm income tax form?” or “When will I be accepted and identified in my community as a farmer?” Depending on the circumstances the … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended! Apply by Nov. 15

With the threat of the big storm and the end of the outdoor growing season, we realize many of you have been super busy.  So, we have extended the application deadline for Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers to November 15. This course … Continue reading

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Setting up for 2013, Resources and Capital

Plan for 2013, What? I can already hear the murmurs…..we’ve only had light frosts so far and we are still selling lot’s of product. It’s too soon to be setting up for 2013. Well think again, even just for a … Continue reading

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