Moooooving Forward Together
This case study is a total of 39 graphically designed pages and includes an overview of beef to school in Montana; school, processor, and producer needs; an infographic of the beef lifecycle; an infographic of common beef to school partnerships; demographics of Montana schools, producers, and processors; challenges and opportunities for beef to school in Montana; six comprehensive case studies; vocabulary; references and resources; and cuts of beef infographic.
High Tunnel Growing: Is it Right for Me?
A report to assist farms incorporating high tunnels for market competitiveness, with research from West Virginia's Mid-Ohio River Valley.
Growing the Pasture-Grazed Dairy Sector in Wisconsin
This report and video summarize results of comprehensive research on pasture-based dairy products.
Guide to Financing Community Supported Farms
This guide outlines alternative, local funding sources that farmers can use to finance their farm business,
Creating Change in the Food System: The Role of Regional Food Networks in Iowa
Case study of an effort to build local and regional food commerce using a community of practice.
Walk-In Coolers for Winter Storage
Resources for farmers interested in on-farm winter storage options for season extension. Each resource offers a case study for a specific facility construction, and both outline important considerations for a winter storage facility.
Guide to Starting a Locally-Scaled, Local-Foods Based Cooperative
Information on planning for and running a cooperative can be found in this handbook.
Case Studies on Setting Up Microloans
Information for lenders financing new and expanding farm businesses with limited access to capital.
Cheshire Labor and Infrastructure Needs Assessment
Research in Cheshire County, NH to determine how to promote the economic viability of local farmers.
Mount Pleasant Local Food and Farm Assessment
An assessment of the needs and opportunities associated with developing a regional food system.
Sustainable Food Systems for Georgia’s Agrarian Future
This report analyzes the need for food hubs in Georgia to help facilitate a regional food system.
Video Series: Efficient and Safe Food Handling Processes
Low-cost techniques that help farms reduce labor needs and expenses during harvest, wash and pack.
Evaluation of the Intervale Center Food Hub
This evaluation highlights practices from the Intervale Food Hub that were critical to its success.
Farm to Fork in North Carolina
This guide provides key action ideas for building a sustainable food economy in North Carolina.
Local Harvest: A Multifarm CSA Handbook offers straightforward guidance on cooperative marketing, an innovative practice that is helping CSAs stay strong and viable over the long term.
This manual on using high tunnels or hoop houses for season extension includes case studies, a supplier list and chapters on marketing, site selection, construction and types, and soil, pest and environmental management.
Vermont Food Education Every Day
Includes guides for farmers and food service personnel working to increase local food in schools.
Case Study: Kentucky Mobile Poultry Processing Unit
A case study and accompanying video of Kentucky's Mobile Poultry Processing Unit.
12 Aprils Grazing Dairy ProgramTom Trantham's Twelve Aprils grazing program has been part of three Southern Region SARE projects. Tom has influenced scores of experienced and beginning dairy farmers through presentations at conferences and magazine stories. This online manual addresses the most often asked questions about his system.
Influence of Cover Crops on Insect Pests and Predators in Conservation Tillage Cotton
Results of a two-year research project to determine the impact of several cover crops on pest and predator insects in conservation tillage cotton.