The Rodale Institute’s New Farm website has some great stories. One in particular is written by a fellow who was full time organic dairy farming for two years…and then had to cut his losses and sell everything. It is a great account of some of the pitfalls facing new farmers and the lessons to […]
From the Guelph Mercury – Full Story
Tarrah Young knows that most kids don’t dream of growing up to be farmers.
But this 30-year-old from the suburbs is about to make that leap.
She admits it’s an unusual career choice in an era of factory farms. But the idea came to her in an […]
Part of my work with MarketLINK includes research into new market models for farmers. If you read the newspapers you’ll recognize the trendiness of ‘niche’, ‘local,’ ‘specialty’, ‘direct’ and ‘alternative’ markets. What I’m curious about are the practical ways that farmers access these markets.
An agricultural marketing co-operative is one interesting and viable option. […]