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Beginning farmer training for military veterans

Military veterans prefer hands-on learning with people they trust. Veterans want to “do” rather than listen to lectures. Successful educators build relationships with veterans and create Beginning Farmer training techniques that address veterans’ unique learning style. Effective educators offer training … Continue reading

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2014 RI Women in Agriculture Conference

165 attendees helped celebrate Rhode Island’s farmers and agricultural professionals at the third RI Women in Agriculture Conference held at the University of Rhode Island. Rhode Island’s largest agricultural conference brought together farmers, growers, producers, agricultural professionals, extension and university … Continue reading

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New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

The New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show offered over 30 educational workshops on strawberries, blueberries, viticulture, brambles, cucurbits, brassicas, root crops and cut flowers. Growing topics included greenhouse-growing, organics, storage techniques and soil fertility. Business topics included farm decision-making; … Continue reading

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New farmers are urban farmers

Three young women turned their love of gardening into a business. Fay Strongin and sisters, Laura Brown-Lavoie and Tess Brown-Lavoie, have been friends since early childhood. They started farming in 2011 on an abandoned lot just minutes from busy downtown Providence, RI. [Read … Continue reading

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