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Beginning Farmers

Location: NA

Description: An online reference for all types of farming

Contact: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/,

Category: Homesteading, Urban Farming, animal husbandry, sustainable Agriculture

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Owl Ridge Homestead - Homesteader's club of CT

Location: 06010

Description: The Homesteading Club brings together a community of like-minded people who are living, or aspire to live, a more self sufficient lifestyle. The club fosters a support system where ideas, projects and experience can be shared in casual conversation. The club is a steady growing group of Homesteader's that have a wide range of skills and experience that we share with each other. We run workshops, talks, and organize tours of farms, homesteads, breweries, and wild edible forages. We have lots of plans for the upcoming fall and winter!

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/238004919636636/, 860-508-0552

Category: beekeeping, animal husbandry, foraging, gardening, wine/beer/cider, fiber arts, off the grid, survival , permaculture, land surveying

The Farm School

Location: 488 Moore Hill Road, Athol, MA, 01331

Description: A highly immersive and exclusive class to learn agricultural techniques for aspiring farmers, educators and community leaders

Contact: http://farmschool.org/learntofarm/, admissions@farmschool.org,

Category: forestry, animal husbandry, carpentry, homesteading, cooking, organic, sustainable agriculture

The Organic Farm School

Location: PO Box 837 Freeland, WA 98249

Description: An experiential training program designed for aspiring farms to learn and practice the skills they need to run a small-scale organic farm.

Contact: https://organicfarmschool.org/,

Category: Gardening, Pest Control, Carpentry, Animal husbandry, Beekeeping, soil management

Beginning Farmers

Location: NA

Description: An online reference for all types of farming

Contact: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/,

Category: Homesteading, Urban Farming, animal husbandry, sustainable Agriculture

Cornell Small Farms Program

Location: 15A Plant Science, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY 14853

Description: Online courses for aspiring, new and experienced farmers looking to start a farming business.

Contact: http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/, smallfarmsprogram@cornell.edu, 607-255-9227

Category: Animal husbandry, Beekeeping,gardening, farming, sustainable agriculture

Practical Farmers

Location: 600 Fifth Street, Suite 100 Ames, IA 50010

Description: Strengthening farms and communities through farmer led investigation and information sharing

Contact: http://www.practicalfarmers.org, info@practicalfarmers.org, 515-232-5661

Category: Animal husbandry, gardening

Pennsylvania State University

Location: The Pennsylvania State University, 323 Agricultural Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802

Description: An online reference and course listing for all types of farming.

Contact: https://extension.psu.edu/, https://extension.psu.edu/contacts, 877-345-0691

Category: animal husbandry, Foraging,farming, Forestry, Pest Control, soil management

Stockbridge School of Agricutlure. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Location: 208 Paige Laboratory, 161 Holdsworth Way, Amherst, MA, 01003

Description: Online certificate program for the small farming demographic

Contact: https://stockbridge.cns.umass.edu/SFF-Certificate, abthorpe@umass.edu, 413-545-2222

Category: farming, Homesteading, Pest Control, Organic, Gardening Beekeeping, Animal husbandry, Poultry, soil management

Tufts University's Sustainable Farming Project

Location: 45 Merrimack St, 5th Floor, Lowell MA 01852

Description: A curriculum geared towards beginner farms that are looking to start or have already starting their farming business.

Contact: https://nesfp.org/, nesfp@tufts.edu, 978-654-6745

Category: Animal Husbandry, Land Surveying, Gardening, Farming

Stone Soup Institute

Location: 298 Allen Point Road, Harpswell, ME 04079

Description: An international school offering courses of study integrating traditional and contemporary practices and knowledge in the agrarian arts and sciences, crafts and fine arts.

Contact: http://stone-soup-institute.org207-833-2884, mail@stone-soup-institute.org, 207-833-2884

Category: Animal Husbandry, Homebuilding, Fiber arts, Gardening, Farming, Forestry, sustainable agriculture

Hannaford Career Center

Location: 51 Charles Ave, Middlebury, VT , 05753

Description: Our mission is to provide educational experiences that prepare secondary and adult students with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce in careers that are high skilled, high demand, and that pay a livable wage and to continue their education. Including adult education courses.

Contact: http://www.hannafordcareercenter.org, jbosworth@pahcc.org, (802) 382-1012

Category: welding, cooking, animal husbandry, plant ID, poultry, gardening, organic, composting, sustainable agriculture, cooking,

Ten Apple Farm - Living with Goats

Location: 241 Yarmouth Road Gray, Maine 04039

Description: We try to do several workshops in basic homesteading skills each season, to share what we have learned, or are in the process of learning. Workshops include Basic Home Cheesemaking, Baking, Poultry Slaughter & Processing, and Preserving & Canning. In some cases, we lead the workshops ourselves, in other cases we may invite fellow homesteaders or skilled members of the greater food, farming and homesteading community to be a guest workshop leader.

Contact: http://www.livingwithgoats.com, info@tenapplefarm.com , 207.657.7880

Category: homesteading, Cheese making,cooking, Poultry, butchering, food Preservation, farming , animal husbandry, permaculture

Cluck!

Location: 399 Broadway, Providence Rhode Island 02909

Description: cluck! is a small, woman-owned business founded in 2013 to serve urban agriculturalists and gardeners in and around Providence, Rhode Island. cluck!'s goods and services focus on small-scale food production, backyard small animal husbandry (especially chickens and bees) and homesteading-based self-reliance. We have the tools, supplies, ideas and education you need to grow, raise and preserve your own food while helping to keep your community healthy and beautiful. We've also got unusual, thoughtful gifts for all ages. We run year-round classes, workshops, readings, and family-friendly programs and maintain a teaching garden of edibles and habitat-supporting native plants. We also keep bees and raise chickens.

Contact: http://cluckri.com/, drake@cluckri.com, (401) 274 1160

Category: poultry, gardening, urban farming

Prepper Camp

Location: 460 Orchard Lake Rd, Saluda, NC 28773

Description: An annual event where vendors and attendees alike can learn preparedness skills.

Contact: http://www.preppercamp.com/, SurvivorGarden@att.net,

Category: Aquaponics, Beekeeping, Hunting, Survival, Cooking, Blacksmithing, Beer, Wine, Cheese making, Food Preservation, Camping, Gardening, Animal Husbandry, Fiber Animals, Firearms, Off the grid, Trapping, Foraging, Plant ID

Haute Goat

Location: 1166 5th Line Port Hope, Ontario L0A 1J0

Description: Haute Goat Farm is a breathtaking 200 acre farm located just outside historic Port Hope, Ontario where you can discover the magic of our Nigerian Dwarf goats, alpacas, chickens and horses and take a stroll through the shiitake forest! Fun for the whole family! Take some time to stroll the property and breathe the fresh country air. Shop for handmade premium goat milk goodies Goat Butter Caramel Corn and Decadent Goat Buttercrunch to luxurious skin care products such as Raw Goat Milk soap bars, Facial Milk Cleanser, Lip Balms and more in our farm gate store.

Contact: https://hautegoat.com/, debbie@hautegoat.com, 416 402-8144

Category: animal husbandry, dairy animals, fiber animals, soap making,

Earthwise Farm and Forest

Location: 341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060

Description: Earthwise Farm and Forest is a certified organic, draft-animal powered family farm located in Bethel, Vermont, and operated by Carl Russell and Lisa McCrory. We produce and sell certified organic Raw Milk, poultry (Chicken and Heritage Turkey),Beef, Garlic, vegetables, Flowers, and non-organic (though non-GMO) eggs & Pastured Pork, Pottery, and lumber. The emphasis of our farming enterprise is to function as a self-sufficient 'whole farm organism', applying ecological principles of Holistic Management, Biodynamics, Dowsing, motive (animal) power, and renewable energy to create healthy vibrant food and forest products for our family and our local community.

Contact: http://www.earthwisefarmandforest.com/, Earthwise@myfairpoint.net , 802-234-5524

Category: horse, forestry/milling, dairy animals, cheese making, animal husbandry, sustainable agriculture, off the grid, soil management,

Sanborn Mills Farm

Location: 7097 Sanborn Road Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Description: Sanborn Mills Farm is a traditional New Hampshire farm and nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability, creativity, and preserving folklife and agricultural knowledge so that the best of the past can help shape our future. Our workshops are offered from April to early November. If the workshops in the UPCOMING EVENTS are full, check out our CALENDAR for more listings.

Contact: http://www.sanbornmills.org/, info@Sanbornmills.org, (603) 435-7314

Category: blacksmithing, horse, fiber arts, animal-other, animal husbandry,

Washington State University Extension

Location: 1919 NE 78th St Vancouver, WA 98665

Description: A series of college programs geared towards individuals who wish to expand their knowledge on many farming practices

Contact: http://extension.wsu.edu/, zena_edwards@wsu.edu, 360-397-6060

Category: Food Preservation, Soil Management, Pest Control, Sustainable Agriculture, Gardening, Animal Husbandry, Forestry/Milling, Fishing, Land Surveying

The Livestock Institute of Southern New England

Location: PO Box 879 Westport, MA 02790

Description: Seminars and an annual conference for established livestock farmers, backyard and small scale farmers, beginning and youth farmers and the general public

Contact: https://www.thelivestockinstitute.org/, Gena@thelivestockinstitute.org, 443-527-0408

Category: Animal Husbandry, Dairy Animals, Fiber Animals, Butchering

Wolfe's Neck Center

Location: 184 Burnett Road Freeport, Maine 04032

Description: Situated on over 600 acres of preserved coastal landscape in Freeport, Maine, Wolfe’s Neck Center uses its setting to connect people of all ages to the food they eat and where it comes from.

Contact: https://www.wolfesneck.org/, info@wolfesneck.org, 207-865-4469

Category: Dairy Animals, Farming, Gardening, Pest Control, Animal Husbandry, Poultry Care, Sustainable Agriculture,

Rural Heritage

Location: Online

Description: A bi-monthly magazine and online site offering resources to promote self-sufficiency and back to the land living

Contact: https://www.ruralheritage.com/new_rh_website/index_green.shtml, 319-362-3027

Category: Forestry, Milling, Horse, Animal Husbandry, Trades - Other, Homebuilding



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