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Beginning Grazier Handbook
Designed to assist the beginning grazier in designing and implementing a grazing system, our new Beginning Grazier Handbook is a starting place to quickly and easily find pertinent information. Most of the resources listed include website links for additional interest-specific grazing information.
- The Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture has launched two new resources: Minnesota Farm Link, to link farmers and farmland; and a directory of Beginning and Transitioning Farmer Information.
- The Land Stewardship Project hosts Farm Beginnings, a year-long course that helps beginning farmers clarify their goals and strengths, establish a strong enterprise plan and start building their operation. Click here for info.
- MOSES has its “Land Link-Up” to help connect those looking for farmland with those looking to rent or sell. Click here to visit.
- The Land Stewardship Project hosts a “Seeking Farmers, Seeking Land Clearinghouse” where folks can post free listings for 90 days. Click here to visit.
- The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture sponsors the “SustAgMarket” Listserv as a place where rural farmers, urban farmers, and sustainable agriculture-related business enterprises can exchange information about goods and services for sale or trade. Click here to learn more and subscribe.
- “Core Knowledge: A Compact Guide for the Budding Apple Fancier in Northern Climes,” by Kent Scheer
- The American Farmland Trust has a new report, Cultivating the Next Generation: Resources and Policies to Help Beginning Farmers Succeed in Agriculture. Click here to download the PDF file.
- The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation has published a guide to constructing a hoophouse. Click here to view the guide and download the PDF.
- Grit Magazine published a terrific guide to starting and succeeding as a CSA farm operator by author Nathan A. Winters. To read the article, click this link or download in PDF format.