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For beginning and experienced Farmers alike

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Beginning Farmers

Information and Resources for Beginning Farmers.    
                                                         
A Beginning Farmer is defined as someone who has been farming for                           
less than 10 years.

Note: This information may be useful to  existing  farmers or anyone interested in agriculture.                                                                                                                                                             

USDA New Farmers Resource Page https://newfarmers.usda.gov/                                                    

Greenhorns Guide for New Farmers
https://waynefoods.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/greenhorns-guidebook.pdf

Cincinnati State College's Sustainable Agriculture Management certificate info: https://waynefoods.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/greenhorns-guidebook.pdf

New Farmers in Ohio http://www.beginfarmingohio.org/

USDA Loan Info for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/beginning-farmers-and-ranchers-loans/index

Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association http://www.oeffa.org/

Cincinnati, OH Agriculture Land Use Ordinances
http://www.farmlandinfo.org/cincinnati-ohio-urban-farm-and-community-garden-ordinances

National Young Farmers Coalition
http://www.youngfarmers.org/


Existing Farmers

Information and Resources for Existing Farmers.

An Existing Farmer has been farming for 10 + years.

Note: This information is intended to supplement existing farmers or anyone interested in agriculture.

Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association http://www.oeffa.org/

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (grants source)
https://www.sare.org/

Sustainable Agriculture Coalition http://sustainableagriculture.net/

The Food Safety & Modernization Act Final Ruling Guidelines
https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm253380.htm

OMRI List as of February 2018 https://www.omri.org/omri-lists

Farmers' Legal Action Group http://www.flaginc.org/

Slow Money Cincinnati
https://localloansforlocalfoods.org/loans/

Small & Mid-size Farm Resource Guide
https://www.usda.gov/topics/farming/resources-small-and-mid-sized-farmers

CORV Guide (lists all tri-state farmer's markets for potential revenue) https://www.eatlocalcorv.org/

Community Farm Alliance
http://cfaky.org/

Southern Sustainable Ag Working Group
http://www.ssawg.org/

The Berry Center
http://berrycenter.org/

Organic Association of Kentucky
https://www.oak-ky.org/

Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development
http://www.kcard.info/

Empower Tools
https://www.facebook.com/covingtonempowertools/

 
 

Consumers

Information and Resources for Consumers.


For individuals and businesses who support local agriculture by utilizing locally produced products.
 


CORV Guide (lists all tri-state farmer's markets, restaurants and other businesses that sell/utilize local food in your community) https://www.eatlocalcorv.org/

Ohio Valley Food Connection (connects chefs and specialty retail to local food producers) http://www.ohiovalleyfood.com/

Our Harvest Cooperative (provides locally grown produce to local businesses as well as individual consumers through a subscription service) https://www.ourharvest.coop/

The Seasonal Food Guide (the most sustainable way to eat and support your local farmers) https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/ohio/early-february

Ohio Raw Milk Info http://www.ohiorawmilk.info/

Quick PLU (Price Look-Up) Code Tutorial for produce https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2010/05/what-do-plu-codes-say-about-your-produce/index.htm

Produce Perks Initiative for SNAP Users  https://produceperks.org/locations/

Slow Food USA https://www.slowfoodusa.org/

Food Not Lawns http://www.foodnotlawns.com/

The National Center for Home Food Preservation http://nchfp.uga.edu/