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Selling at a Farmers Market
This plain language guide guide explains how to begin selling at a farmers' market, including choosing a market, applying for space, designing displays, setting prices, making sales and keeping records.
Applying for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
This plain language guide introduces readers to the USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and explains eligibility for EQIP, how to apply and how the money can be used.
Video: Body Condition Scoring of Goats
A video developed by Langston University on how to evaluate body condition score in goats.
Herd Health in Alternative Swine Systems
This guide covers alternative swine system management strategies including stock introduction, breeding, farrowing, veterinary services, vaccinations and more.
GIS Applications in Agriculture: Nutrient Management for Improved Energy Efficiency
Provides an outline of how management recommendations are developed and how a ground-based active sensor can be used. It contains 24 case studies (exercises) ranging from using historical techniques to overcome production barrier to calculating soil organic carbon maintenance requirements. A CD containing data sets is included with the book.
Dairy Your Way
This publication was created to provide information that will help producers explore the many choices available for today’s dairy farms. This book is not intended to be a how-to dairy guide or manual. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer for dairy farmers seeking success as milk producers, there are many options that can be profitable and satisfying.
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.
Reduced Tillage and Cover Cropping Systems for Organic Vegetable Production
This information sheet captures research by Virginia Tech and the Virginia Association for Biological Farming to develop cover crop-based, reduced-tillage systems for organic vegetable production.
Farm to School Training Toolkit
Resources for ag educators and community leaders who are starting a farm to school program.
Managing Risks on the Small Farm
This plain language guide explains the five types of risk—production, marketing, worker, legal and financial—and provides worksheets.
Harvesting Crops for Market
This plain language guide has information on when to harvest vegetables, how to prepare produce for harvest, and safe handling of produce after harvest.
Financing the Farm: Applying for an FSA Loan
This plain language guide has information on the types of FSA loans available, and includes instructions for applying and developing a business plan.
Guide to USDA's NASS End of Season Fruit and Vegetable Inquiry
This plain language helps farmers complete the USDA-NASS End of Season Fruit and Vegetable Survey. The guide explains the survey's purpose and step-by-step instructions for completing the forms.
Using Manually Operated Seeders for Precision Cover Crop Plantings on the Small Farm
This information sheet describes research in Virginia on using inexpensive, manually operated seeders to establish consistent cover crop stands.
Cover Crops for All Seasons
This Virginia Association for Biological Farming information sheet provides research-based information on a cover crop “toolbox” from which growers can select cover crops most suited to their regions and production systems.
Cover Cropping: On-Farm, Solar-Powered Soil Building
This information sheet gives an overview of how to use cover crops to maintain good levels of nutrients and organic matter in the soil.
Caring for the Soil as a Living System
A fact sheet developed by the Virginia Association for Biological Farming highlighting the importance of caring for the soil in organic and sustainable cropping systems.
12 Aprils Grazing Dairy Program
Tom 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.
Greenhouse IPM with an Emphasis on Biocontrols
This in-depth manual was designed to help commercial greenhouse growers implement biological control and integrated pest management (IPM).
On-Farm Research Field Guide
For farmers, Extension agents and researchers, this field guide describes the benefits to involving farmers in research and the steps to implementing successful on-farm research projects.