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Farmers Main Page | Links | Bulletin Board|Beginning Farmer Program

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Advocacy Organizations

Please see our complete Advocacy Resource page.

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Beginning and Young Farmers:

Beginning Farmer Training Program

Apprenticeship & Mentorship Opportunities: Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships (ATTRA)

Case Study Released on Beginning Farmers in Sustainable Agriculture

Chesapeake Collaborative Regional Apprentice Farming Training (CRAFT)

Cornell's 'Accessing & Evaluating Land' Checklist

The Horn Center (Farm Incubator)

Online Apprenticeship Directory for Beginning Farmers, by NOFA-NY

Maryland Farm Link 

Maryland Mentor Match Program

New Farmer How-To

PASA Land Lease Connection Checklist and Land Lease Program Application

Pennsylvania Farm Link

Penn State Extension 

Penn State Extension's Sample Short-Term Lease Agreement

Registry of Local Farmers Network

The Seed Farm (Business Incubator)

Young Farmer Brigade

Northeast Beginning Farmers Project Links:

Non-Chesapeake Beginning Farmer Resources:

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Business Planning:

Agricultural Business Planning Templates and Resources

Building a Sustainable Business A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses

Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

West Virginia Business & Cooperative Programs

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Conservation Resources:

American Farmland Trust Farmland Information Library

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage

Conservation Stewardship Program

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Land Trust Alliance's "Toolkit" for Lobbying

Maryland Grazers Network

Natural Resources Conservation Service - Office of Farmland Protection and Community Planning

Pollinator Conservation Resources - Mid-Atlantic Region

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Education:

FamilyFarmed.org

Integrated Pest Management Insights

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service

North Carolina Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Regional Extension Services:

UMass Amherst - Certificate and Online Classes in Sustainable Food and Farming

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Farmers Market Info:

Farmers Market Coalition and FMC resource library

Farmers Market Listings in the Chesapeake Region:

Maryland Farmers Market Information

Virginia Farmers Markets

West Virginia Farmers Markets

West Virginia Farmers Market Association

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Funding Opportunities:

The Carrot Project's Farm Financing Options & Farm Business and Financial Planning Resources

Low-Interest Loans

Small-Farmer Loans

Farm Service Agency Loan Programs

Farm Business Planning and Funding Resources

USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food - Grants, Loans & Opportunities

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General Sustainable Agriculture Organizations & News:

Center for Rural Affairs - Blog for Rural America

NSAC weekly roundup

Foodroutes Network (National network supporting local food initiatives)

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development

Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (Local Food Initiatives of the USDA)

Local Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network

Maryland Small Ruminant Page

"On the Farm" Radio (Farm news in the Mid-Atlantic region)

Powerpoints on Growing Specialty Crops

The Rodale Institute

Utne Wild Green Blog

Wallace Center Winrock International

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Land Links/Landowner Resources 

Farm Lease Connection

Farm Service Agency Real Estate for Sale

LandAndFarm.com

LandDirectory.com

Maryland FarmLINK

MLS Residential Search

PASA Classifieds

PASA Land Lease Connection Checklist and Land Lease Program Application

Pennsylvania Farm Link

United Country Real Estate

Virginia Farm Link

 

Local  Food and Farm Listings:

Eat Wild: Clearinghouse for Pasture-based Farming

Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals

Local Harvest

Maryland Agriculture Links Page (List of Maryland farms and resources)

Maryland's Best 

Mayland's Best Farmer Sign Up

So Maryland, So Good Directory of Southern MD farm products

Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Virginia Grown

West Virginia Farm to Consumer Connection

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Marketing

Agricultural Marketing Program

Direct Local Food

Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals

Local Harvest

Marketing using Social Media

Maryland Grazers Network

Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

Rodale Institute's Organic Price Report

Wholesale Success Guide

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Organic Farming

Local Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network

Maryland Organic Food & Farming Association (MOFFA)

National Organic Program & USDA Agriculture Marketing Service 

Organic Cost Share Program

Virginia Association for Biological Farming

Virginia Grown

 

Regulations and Legal Services

Farm Commons

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Sustainable Farming Technical Information

ATTRA/The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas)

Conservation Stewardship Program

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

 

Pastured Pigs

How to Go Organic (Organic Trade Association)

Local Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network

Maryland Pesticide Network Farmer Information Kit

National Agricultural Library

National Organic Program & USDA Agriculture Marketing Service

National Resource Conservation Service:

The Rodale Institute 

Sustainable Agriculture Network and SARE

Small Farm Success Project

WV Small Farm Center

USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

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Urban Agriculture

Homegrown Baltimore: Grow Local

Baltimore Urban Agriculture  

Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners

Community Lot Team  

DC's Field to Fork Network

DC Food For All  

Farm Alliance of Baltimore City (and a list of their partner organizations)

ECO City Farm

Green Space

Growing Power  

Lynchburg Grows   

Power in Dirt  

"Urban Agriculture: A Tool for Creating Economic Development and Healthy Communities in Prince George's County, MD" - Prince George's County Planning Department Publication

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Value Added

Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

Wholesale Success Guide

NCAT's publication: Adding Value to Farm Products

Shore Gourmet

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Women in Agriculture Links:

Annie's Project

Women, Food and Agriculture Network

American Agri-Women

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