Category Archives: Leadership

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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Farm First Aid and CPR Class for Teens 13-16 Years Old

The 4-H Youth Farm Safety Project is collaborating with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career and Technical Center to offer our first “Farm First Aid and CPR” class for teens.  Open to anyone 13 to 16 years old, the class will … Continue reading

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