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, etc.
Also, can you help me connect with the best website(s) for researching
USDA and other grants available for organic farming and ag-related
Ariel Gail MacLean
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
Our website has lots of other great resources, too, including our
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
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.