DEAR NEW FARM:
I would be interested in knowing how I can proceed with any
online training. I’m also interested in knowing how
I could facilitate you folks coming to this area (Vancouver,
WA / Portland, OR) to conduct local training, conferences,
Also, can you help me connect with the best website(s) for
researching USDA and other grants available for organic farming
and ag-related ventures.
Our first online course, geared for farmers transitioning
to organic, will be officially launched any day now, but you
can currently access a beta version of the course and the
electronic Organic System Plan here: www.tritrainingcenter.org/course.
Our website has lots of other great resources, too, including
Farm Forums, where you can find all sorts of information.
You may also want to sign up to receive our e-newsletter
for monthly updates on the latest news and features in organic
and sustainable agriculture.
We also attend organic and sustainable ag conferences around
the country, and sometimes we’re asked to speak at them.
This season, we’ll be participating and presenting at
the MOSES (Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service),
Southern SAWG (Sustainable Agriculture Working Group) and
Ecofarm conferences, to name a few. Ask your regional conference
planners to invite us out next year!
As to your request about government and other grants available
to producers, check out New Farm Senior Editor Dan Sullivan’s
for nothing? There's no such thing for the skinny on such
opportunities and where to look for them.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.