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Posted March 6, 2008

We are deep into integrating the rich content streams you've come to expect from NewFarm.org with our parent organization's website at The Rodale Institute. When the designing and re-arranging is done, we will present you with a dynamic new site that will be more fun, easier to use and give you more of what you need to farm well. While we're under contruction, we will not be accepting new ads.



January 15 - May 16th, 2008. Ridge to Reef Beneficial Farming Program. Located in the lush forests of St. Croix, USVI, this unique training program is for aspiring steward-farmers interested in creating productive agricultural systems while protecting the health of downstream ecosystems. Each resident will learn whole systems organic strategies that benefit people and their living environment. Hands-on farm projects and interpretive tours around the island will provide resident farmers experiential learning opportunities. Resident farmers will also hike, swim, and snorkel to an elevated understanding of systems connectivity. For more information, check out our website at visfi.org. US Virgin Islands

April 18 and 19th, 2008. Swine School, Hosted by Stone Barns Center & The Animal Welfare Institute in Pocantico Hills, NY. Featuring: Paul Willis, Keith Thornton, Chuck Talbott, & Tim Holmes. Topics will include: Outdoor Management Techniques, Swine Behavior, Meat Quality, Feeds & Feeding, Herd Health, Breeding & more! Visit www.stonebarnscenter.org or call 914-366-6200 x151 for more information or to register. NY

Various dates, 2008. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute’s 2008 Workshop Series offers over 40 individual workshops presented by farmers and other agricultural professionals. Our courses are designed to serve as entry points and pathways at every phase of an agrarian life – newly emerging farmers, farmers in transitions even those who have been farming for many years all benefit from courses offered in 2008. We are also creating opportunities for consumers to enter into farm life through cooking, gardening and farm visits. There is something for everyone from the professional family farmer to the novice gardener, but space is limited, so sign up today. Click here for a full listing of workshops. WI

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