New Dane County Pilot Program to Incentivize Organic Certification

In an effort to promote economic vitality, environmental stewardship, and the public health and safety of Dane County residents, the County is piloting an Organic Conversion Incentive Program. The Organic Conversion Incentive Program is designed to provide an incentive for farmers to convert to certified organic practices. Dane County will grant $250 each year for […]

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New Resource Available: Building a Legally Resilient CSA Workbook

Farm Commons has releases a Building a Legally Resilient CSA Workbook. This resource guides farmers through the complex and subtle legal issues that affect Community Supported Agriculture programs around the country. Their approach empowers farmers to understand, assess, and manage the risks specific to their CSA operation. Farmers will find tips, tools, and resources to build CSA […]

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Farm businesses invited to list in new USDA directory

Are you a manager, operator, or owner of an on-farm market, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprise, a food hub, or a farmers market?   We at USDA are making it easier for your organization or business to reach more customers.  We offer four directories to help local food businesses connect with buyers.  Building on the […]

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Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems

The local food movement is more than a trend among many consumers – it is becoming a way of life, one that presents farmers with new business opportunities. But the know-how and infrastructure to get food to local markets is not always readily available. Now, you can use SARE’s new topic room, Farm to Table: […]

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Beginning with Badgerland Grant Program Now Available

Beginning with Badgerland Grant program is now up and running.  Grants are available to any beginning farmer living in Badgerland Financial territory (see attached map), regardless of age.  The farmer needs to have less than ten years of experience operating a farm and should be able to show that farming is a part-time or full-time […]

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New Extension Specialist to Focus on Urban Agriculture

Julie Dawson, UW-Madison plant scientist has been hired to specialize in urban and peri-urban agriculture. Her work will focus on the needs of Wisconsin’s small, diversified, direct-to-market farms and community gardens. We look forward to working with Julie in the Dane County region. Welcome Jule! Click here to learn more about Julie.

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