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Case Studies on Setting Up Microloans
Information for lenders financing new and expanding farm businesses with limited access to capital.
Cooperative Extension Farm to School Resources
Farm to School resources available from ASAP in North Carolina.
Organic Broccoli Production Manual
Steps that farmers took to scale up organic broccoli production to meet local wholesale demand.
Feeding Corn Co-Products to Livestock
These two University of Nebraska manuals discuss the use of corn co-products in livestock rations: Corn Processing Co-Products Manual Feeding Corn Milling Co-Products to Forage Fed Cattle
Storage Methods for Ethanol Co-Products
This University of Nebraska video series contains information on the storage and utilization of three unique co-product feeds from the ethanol industry.
Video Series: Efficient and Safe Food Handling Processes
Low-cost techniques that help farms reduce labor needs and expenses during harvest, wash and pack.
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.
Mount Pleasant Local Food and Farm Assessment
An assessment of the needs and opportunities associated with developing a regional food system.
Cheshire Labor and Infrastructure Needs Assessment
Research in Cheshire County, NH to determine how to promote the economic viability of local farmers.
SARE Publications Kit
Order an entire set of SARE Outreach books and bulletins for one low price.
Community-Based Food System Assessment and Planning
This guide was created to help communities conduct their own food system assessment and provide them with guidance on planning the development of a local food system.
Constructing a High Tunnel
This Rutgers University website includes a 61-image demonstration of high tunnel construction, with detailed information on site selection, design, cost and crop management.
Constructing a Low-Cost High Tunnel
Specs, diagrams and photos of high tunnel construction, by Utah State University Cooperative Extension.
Cover Crops and No-Till Management for Organic Systems
This Rodale Institute fact sheet reviews the use of cover crops and no-till in organic systems, including selection, establishment and mechanical termination of cover crops; crop rotations; and energy and production budgets.
Tomato Grafting for Disease Resistance and Increased Productivity
Researchers around the world have demonstrated that grafting—the fusing of a scion (young shoot) onto a resistant rootstock—can protect plants against a variety of soil-borne fungal, bacterial, viral and nematode diseases invarious climates and conditions.
Growing Biodiesel Crops: A Couple of Tips
In this short video, Rainville describes his philosophy for trying something new on your farm. It’s all about making the most of the learning curve.
Sustainable Control of Internal Parasites in Small Ruminant Production
Small ruminants (sheep and goats) are adaptable to many different production systems and can be raised with relatively few inputs, but they face huge production challenges. Control of internal parasites, especially gastrointestinal nematodes including Haemonchus contortus (barberpole worm, stomach worm), is a primary concern for many sheep and goat producers and is particularly challenging in humid regions.
Energy Independence: On-Farm Biodiesel Fuel Production
Roger Rainville is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing costs on his farm near Alburgh, Vt. He’s currently producing biodiesel from canola and sunflower for about $1.70 a gallon.