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Aspiring Farmers

Interested in farming? Looking for land to work as a farm business? We'll post opportunities we hear about through our networks here, as well as resources for future and existing farmers.

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Farm Aid's Farmer Resource Network

The Farmer Resource Network connects you to more than 400 organizations developing innovative approaches to producing, processing and marketing food from family farms. We're here to share our stories about successful farm operations and connect you to people with ideas to diversify and strengthen your farm.

This tool allows you to search for farmer resources by location, subject (like "new farmer support") and type of farm.

The Farmer Resource Network

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Comment by Shaun Daniel on April 8, 2010 at 2:57pm
This is on behalf of one of the members of Oregon Rural Action...

Help Wanted
Union, OR

Job title: Gardener, Farm hand

Duties: Manual labor; during growing season full-time commercial gardening and field irrigation with wheel-line; during winter small goat care; year-round miscellaneous maintenance

Pay: $10 per hour and small, modest partially furnished house adjacent to work place (utilities not included)

Required skills and attributes: Desire to do outdoor physical labor; knowledge of and enthusiasm for the local food movement and sustainable farming practices; enjoyment of fruits, vegetables and herbs; ability to use the following tools: shovel, rake, pruning saw, pry bar, wheel barrow, hammer, fencing tool, screw driver, bit and brace, electric drill; ability to be on the ground in the soil planting seeds; ability to learn new skills; ability to follow instructions and ask for clarification when unsure of instructions

For more information, contact Susan Boyd, (541) 562-5465, boyd@eoni.com.

There is no discrimination on the basis of national origin, race, religion, sex, gender orientation, or age. Discrimination is on the basis of job-related abilities, skills and interests.
Comment by beckydevlin on April 8, 2010 at 9:55am
Hi guys,
I am in the market for a hardworking individual (or couple) to work on my sustainable flower farm in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I do not have housing at the farm, so candidate must live locally to work here. I am looking for someone for full time work starting this June and will need another full-timer (or multiple part-timers) by late June/early July. Experience is not necessary, but is always nice. I am more interested in a great attitude, interest and enthusiasm for sustainable growing, and preferably at least one people-person to help with our market and taking orders/talking to customers. Contact me at beckydevlin(at)mac(dot)com if interested. Thanks!!
Comment by Randy Hughes on March 5, 2010 at 3:15pm
Found this great site and thought it would be a good look for this group...may also be a good fit for those in a urban area.
Comment by Cornelia on January 25, 2010 at 11:37am
Joel Salatin's keynote address at the Northeast Organic Farming Association / Massachusetts Winter Conference can be downloaded here: Grace Note Farm: Rendezvous with a Genius.
Comment by bee on January 15, 2010 at 5:08pm
Hey, Im starting a new Urban Farm in Brooklyn, check it out at www.bkfarmyards.com

also want to help?
Comment by Cornelia on January 8, 2010 at 5:08pm
A cool small business that makes it easy for your farm to have an online presence. Small Farm Central.
Comment by Cornelia on December 9, 2009 at 5:22pm
A phenomenal online compendium of beginning farmer resources here: http://beginningfarmers.org/
Comment by Cornelia on December 3, 2009 at 4:40pm
Comment by Simon on November 18, 2009 at 5:49pm
www.locavore365.org is a cool website I found where you can sell your excess home/farm grown produce. Also you can find produce local to you.
Comment by Cornelia on November 6, 2009 at 10:20am
Scholarships for Beginning Farmers to attend the EcoFarm Conference.

The 30th Anniversary Ecological Farming Conference (http://www.eco-farm.org/efc) will take place January 20-23, 2010 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.
EcoFarm is the largest conference on sustainable and organic agriculture in the western United States, with more than 1,400 conference participants and over 60 workshops featuring prominent speakers on the latest advances in agricultural techniques, marketing strategies, research and other important food system issues, along with organic meals and live entertainment. This year's conference theme "EcoFarm: Where the Future is planted," will celebrate 30 years of advancing sustainable and organic agriculture through education, alliance building and advocacy.

Thanks to the EcoFarm GenNext partnership with California FarmLink (http://www.californiafarmlink.org), funded by the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, we are pleased to offer 7 beginning farmer scholarships worth $250/each for EcoFarm 2010.

Awardees may use the funds for any combination of conference attendance, lodging, or bus tours. For the purposes of this program, you are considered a beginning farmer if you are currently farming and have been farming for 10 years or less.

GenNext Scholarship Application for Beginning Farmers is available at http://eco-farm.org/efc/worktrade_discounts_scholarships/.

Please complete and return forms by Monday, November 30, 2009 to Kristin Rosenow (kristin@eco-farm.org) by Email,
FAX: 831-763-2112 or MAIL: 406 Main St., Suite 313, Watsonville, CA 95076.

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