Sustainable pork producers can benefit from listing in the National Pork Board’s Niche Pork Directory. This searchable database allows consumers to connect with farmers who share their sustainability concerns.
To be listed, download and fill out this form and email to gro.k1430827984rop@t1430827984telli1430827984WL1430827984 or print and mail to: National Pork Board, Attn: Linda Willett, 1776 NW 114th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50325
- Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture Grants page
- Approved Sources of Meat and Poultry for Food Facilities (PDF)
- Sale of Locally Raised Eggs to Food Facilities (PDF)
- Sale of Home or Farm Raised Poultry (PDF)
- 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.
- 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.
- An SFA partner organization, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, released a comprehensive “Farm to Childcare Curriculum Package” that has extensive resources for childcare centers who wish to serve locally produced food. Download the package at this link.
- A new 50-page publication from Iowa State and the Leopold Center, “Machinery Sharing Manual for Fruit and Vegetable Growers,” discusses operational and organizational issues related to sharing specialized farm machinery for fruit and vegetable production. Click here to learn more and download.
- Tara Ritter and Jim Kleinschmit of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy have released a Farmer and Landowner Guide to Pollinators and Neonicotinoids in collaboration with Pesticide Action Network. To download, click here.
An organization called The Noun Project, in collaboration with Mother Jones Magazine, has created a set of digital icons, or “emoji,” for sustainable farmers. These icons are in the public domain and are free to use by anyone for any purpose.
To view and download the icons, click here.