Audience: Producer/Rancher

Local Catch Network (University of Maine)

There are a lot of different types of tourism “trails,” from vineyards to bird watching hotspots. Oyster Trails are an emerging concept that combine food, agritourism, and shellfish farming. These trails have existed in the United States since at least the early 2000s, but have proliferated in recent years. Each Oyster Trail is unique, but most can be distinguished by two common features. First, does the Oyster Trail define routes or is it set…

CSA Innovation Network

This report synthesizes input from 170 respondents on 23 ecommerce platforms and highlights the nine most popular platforms used by the participating farmers. The report is layered, allowing readers to quickly assess each platform and then click into more detail as they choose, including written farmer profiles and farmer-led video tours of the platforms….

CSA Innovation Network

Join Corinna Bench of MyDigitalFarmer.com and Tessa DeMaster of Willow Haven Farm to learn best practices around how to build a strong early bird CSA sign-up campaign. Corinna will share her inspiring story and include recommendations on how to set up a marketing campaign that will get current CSA customers to make a financial commitment to the farm far in advance….

James Beard Foundation

Understanding food supply chains can be daunting even in the best of times, and even more so during a pandemic. For this webinar, Andrew Greene, chef Adrian Lipscombe, and A-dae Romero-Briones will use their experience in support services and work with farmers and chefs to shed some light on how COVID-19 has impacted how our food gets from the field to the kitchen….

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

The need for social distancing measures drastically changed operations at the Small Farm Unit at CEFS Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, NC. With more than 5,000 transplants in the greenhouse at the Small Farm Unit, it became imperative to find solutions to maintain essential operations to not lose the crop. Thanks to creative thinking and technological innovation, they were able to prepare the field and transplant many…

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is compiling resources related to COVID-19 for farmers markets. If you have suggestions for additional resources to be added, please email janie_hynson@ncsu.edu Find CEFS' COVID-19 portal: cefs.ncsu.edu/covid-19…

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is compiling resources related to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers. If you have suggestions for additional resources to be added, please email janie_hynson@ncsu.edu Find CEFS' COVID-19 portal: cefs.ncsu.edu/covid-19…

CSA Innovation Network

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fairs, events where farmers hold meet-and-greets with potential customers for the upcoming CSA season, largely came to a halt this spring due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings. In response, many farmers and organizations transitioned into online events featuring Facebook sharing of farm stories and farmer meet-and-greets via Zoom. This Innovation Brief highlights the positive outcomes of this unexpected pivot and the ways in which these platforms will be used in…

NAFDMA Agritourism Association

NAFDMA – The International Agritourism Association hosted a member roundtable discussion to offer resource sharing, idea generation, and practical solutions as the industry tackled the effects of COVID-19 on the agritourism industry. This was the very first discussion held at the beginning of the crisis as many businesses were forced to shut down, or navigate the world of being considered an "essential food business" and work to ensure their customer and employee safety. This…
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