Agriculture

Organizations and resources related to agriculture, including all aspects of food production from farm to table

Organizations

National Good Food Network  – Collection of webinars on topics related to food security, farming, value-added production, business planning, financing, etc.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition  – Alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities

New Farmer Project – University of VT  – Home page for the new farmers project, then you can navigate to the toolsheds for different topics. Toolsheds include links to resource documents, organizations, webinars, etc.

Northeast Organic Farming Association – New Hampshire  – Resource for farmers and gardeners who use organic growing practices or want to learn more about growing organically

Practical Farmers of Iowa  – Webinars about all topics related to farming, from soup to nuts

Saving Our Seeds  – Provides information, resources, and publications for gardeners, farmers, seed savers, and seed growers

Resources

Farming with Food Safety and Conservation in Mind http://www.wildfarmalliance.org/resources/WFACAFFFS2013.pdf

Very informative booklet about the relative risks of food contamination from various animals, as well as good agricultural practices that minimize risk.

The Healthy Farm: A Vision for U.S. Agriculture
http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/solutions/advance-sustainable-agriculture/healthy-farm-vision.html#.UY-uQeLH2UU.email

A paper from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which outlines principles for healthy farms that are very much in line with permaculture thinking.

Journey to Forever Small Farms Library  – On-line library of publications on all sorts of farm topics. Inlcudes some classics on soil health from Sir Albert Howard

Organic Pest Management Resource Guide, 2nd Edition  – Excellent resource regarding organic pest management approaches for a variety of crops, along with material data sheets for various products

Permaculture On-line Library – a collection of articles etc about all things permaculture

Regional Food Hub Resource Guide – USDA publication about regional food hubs, their benefits and how they operate, with examples from around the country

Soil and Health Library – Free e-books, mainly about holistic agriculture, holistic health and self-sufficient homestead living