Category: Business

Jammin’ Crepes: Farm to Table to Soil
August 10, 2018August 10, 2018
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Jammin’ Crepes: Farm to Table to Soil

Farm to Table to Soil is the best way to describe Jammin’ Crepes, a Princeton, NJ eatery that sources produce locally, preserves the harvest and composts 100 percent of its food scraps. In an era when farm to fork restaurants and artisanal food trucks are the norm, Jammin’ Crepes continues to redefine what it means...

Bayer-Monsanto merger
June 7, 2018June 7, 2018
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Bayer-Monsanto merger

For $63 billion dollars, German life sciences and pharmaceutical company Bayer has purchased agribusiness company Monsanto. The merger will be finalized this week, and Monsanto will no longer be a company name.  Monsanto’s products including glyphosate-containing RoundUp, will retain their brand names and become a part of the Bayer portfolio.  This comes as no surprise...

Small Farm Central
April 9, 2018April 9, 2018
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Small Farm Central

Small Farm Central develops tech tools for farm businesses. Through economic and marketing success of small farms, CSA farmers and managers, and farmers market managers and sellers, Small Farm Central aims to support the development of a local food system. Founded in 2006 by Simon Huntley, Small Farm Central is a useful resource for any...

VeggieTables
April 5, 2018April 5, 2018
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VeggieTables

For any successful farming business, accurate records must be kept. There’s an app for that! VeggieTables can help organize your organic certification recordkeeping, making it easier to pass yearly inspection. It works offline and follows the crop from ordering seed to making a sale. Developed by Jess Isbrecht of Green Duchess Farm in Hillsborough, the...

Farm and Food Guide
March 29, 2018March 29, 2018
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Farm and Food Guide

Spring has finally sprung! Whether you are looking for a new farm-to-table restaurant to try, a specific ingredient for your favorite dish or a farm to visit for berry picking, our Farm and Food guide is an excellent resource for all things delicious and nutritious! Our interactive website, www.farmandfoodguide.com is completely searchable by county, keyword,...

Communication strategies for organic marketers
March 16, 2018March 16, 2018
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Communication strategies for organic marketers

At the NOFA-NJ Winter Conference this year, Meredith Melendez, Mercer County Ag. Extension Agent presented a workshop on communication strategies for direct marketers of organic products.  Citing the results of a recent Rutgers survey of Mid-Atlantic purchasers of organics, Meredith discussed the who, what and why of consumer trends in the growing organic marketplace. Meredith...

Ever wonder what to do with your CSA box?
March 14, 2018March 14, 2018
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Ever wonder what to do with your CSA box?

With author, eater, and connector, Mi Ae Lipe’s new book Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook you won’t have to. Through recipes, nutrition information, fun facts, and more this book tells the story of food-from seed to plate. Arranged by season, each crop entry features extensive information on storage and cooking techniques, as well...

AAW Scholarship Opportunities Available
March 5, 2018March 5, 2018
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AAW Scholarship Opportunities Available

The American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture scholarship offered by the America Agri-Women Foundation (AAW) was created to celebrate the free-spirited and pioneering women who played an important role in the founding of the nation and to encourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits. The Jean Ibendahl Scholarship and Sister Thomas...

What to expect when transitioning your ag business
February 13, 2018February 13, 2018
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What to expect when transitioning your ag business

Farm Credit East is hosting a webinar on the 5 hurdles every farm owner/operator will have to face going into retirement.  Addressing this topic sooner rather than later will avoid stress later on and lead to a more positive experience.  Farm Credit East’s consultant Jon Jaffe will explore this topic on Feb. 15 at 1:00...

USDA offfers conservation grants
December 29, 2017December 29, 2017
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USDA offfers conservation grants

The NRCS is now accepting grant applications for its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. This funding awards innovation and conservation specifically focused on grazing land, organic agriculture, or soil health.  The NRCS focuses on transfer and ownership of new technologies that concern American natural resources. The CIG grant will award any U-S based entity or...

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