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The Young Farmer's Appreciation Kit

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Acres U.S.A.
To show our appreciation for young and beginning farmers, we put together a set of free downloadable audio and a free issue of Acres U.S.A. magazine to help you advance your education and pick up new methods for your farm. That's more than 5 hours of audio and more than 90 pages of reading material, for free!
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To show our appreciation for young and beginning farmers, we put together a set of free downloadable audio and a free issue of Acres U.S.A. magazine to help you advance your education and pick up new methods for your farm. In this kit, you will find:

Ben Hartman: How to Make a Living on One Acre
Ben Hartman and family make a living on a small farm ... a very small farm. The entire operation comprises less than 1 acre in production (they own 5 acres), with 9,000 square feet under four greenhouses. Recorded in 2016. (29.2 MB, 1 hour, 21 minutes)

Ellen Polishuk: Managing Your Farm for Profitability
Ellen Polishuk is a partner in a large Virginia CSA farm and teaches farmers around the country how to determine profitability. In this session she will discuss what tools and which information you need to discover where you are making or losing money on your farm. Learn how all farm expenses are distributed to the cost of each product, and how labor can make or break profitability. Recorded in 2014. (22.3 MB, 1 hour, 14 minutes)

Mark Kastel: Local, Direct-Marketed & Organic Foods The Guerilla Marketing Advantage 
Mark Kastel is co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute, a populist farm policy research group based in Wisconsin. It is dedicated to the fight for economic justice for the family-scale farming community. He will present case studies of how growers and retailers integrate point-of-sale signage, sampling, events, newsletters, speaking events, community involvement and media relations into an extremely low cost and highly effective campaign to tell the story behind your food, farmers market, store or farm. Recorded in 2013. (70.1 MB, 2 hours, 26 minutes)

Gary Zimmer: The New Biological Farmer: 15 Years of Learning
Fifteen years ago Gary Zimmer shored up the foundations of ecofarming with his landmark book The Biological Farmer. In the years in between GMOs arrived, along with increased herbicide use, superweeds, and a host of other conventional farming ills. In this whirlwind talk he’ll address what has been learned and discuss the current state of the art — and state of the science — of modern biological farming. Recorded in 2016. (22.6 MB, 1 hour, 2 minutes)

Acres U.S.A.: January 2018 Issue PDF
Find all the great information and stories from our May 2018 issue, complete with features on farm planning for the future, growing citrus, building your farm team, achieving quality soil, mycorrhizae fungi and much, much more. (28.4 MB, 92 pages)

Find the downloads in your customer profile under "My Downloadable Files". You can download them up to 5 times. Please share this page with other young farmers.

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