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Food System Solutions in New England

According to many American food system workers and consumers, our food system is broken. Organic farmer Diana Kushner of Arcadian Fields Farm in Hope Valley, RI explains it this way: “1) Local … food does not cost too much, industrial … Continue reading

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Sustainable production leads to success at Little River Farm

How many young farmers met their financial goals during their first year in business? Bob Payne and Camille Abdel-Nabi started their 3-acre farm with solid training and experience in organic growing, high energy and a good business plan. Bob has an … Continue reading

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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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Prepare for your first farm loan & get ready for credit – Part 1

How does a beginning farmer secure their first farm loan? A farmer may wish to purchase equipment using a loan instead of taking on expensive credit card debt for cash flow until harvest brings cash. Most lenders seek similar business … Continue reading

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Farm Energy Efficiency

Energy used for crops and livestock production comes in many forms: fuels, electricity and fertilizers. Energy heats water for washing crops and powers lighting for production and handling areas. Livestock, fruit and vegetable production may use energy for heating, ventilation … Continue reading

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Building family traditions at Schrempps Christmas Tree Farm

Joe Schrempps sold his first Christmas tree in 1986. Generations of local families have been making their annual pilgrimage to Schrempps Christmas Tree Farm in CLinton, CT ever since. Joe always loved working outdoors and enjoyed a long career in … Continue reading

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Cost-effective coolers for farms, breweries, wineries, florists, caterers, restaurants and grocery stores

Over 18,000 CoolBots use standard window air conditioners to turn super-insulated rooms into walk-in coolers. Farmers, florists, breweries, wineries, pubs, caterers, restaurants and grocery stores use CoolBots. CoolBot cooler systems cost less to install compared with conventional compressor-cooled walk-in refrigerators … Continue reading

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