[name], In lieu of our regular February update, the New
Farm team has news and a promise for you.
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.
The new site will showcase the many ways that organic and sustainable
agriculture pose solutions to the challenges of climate change,
poor nutrition and famine. We want to present a more powerful assertion
that the benefits of regenerative agriculture—for farmers
as well as their customers, neighbors and fellow citizens—are
critical for our common future health, welfare, environment and
You say it's too daunting to think about keeping your farm running
and saving the world? Your good stewardship is
saving the world, and our new site will back you up. You keep on
farming with innovation and enterprise, and we’ll do our best
to bring you the credit, compensation and respect it takes to be
sustainable in agriculture.
We'll continue to provide the fresh stories, news, farmer-centered
resources and online tools you know and trust. We’ll update
you on the roll-out of our Organic
Transition Course and related new online tools. We will also
bring you new features, more practical research and new opportunities
to influence the rules, regs and budgets shaping your agricultural
The New Farm team is busily working on new articles for the launch
and you can expect to see the updated design in the weeks ahead
when you check back. We'll be bringing forward our most-useful archive
material (from back to our start in October 2002) little-by-little
so, please, feel free to contact
us if there is an article you're looking for but can’t
find during the transition period.
Change is good, in this case, and we think you'll like what’s
coming. Until then, continue to visit us at www.newfarm.org.
Greg Bowman, managing
Dan Sullivan, senior editor
Amanda Kimble-Evans, assistant editor