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Marketing for Profit Curricula
The following materials are available as part of the Marketing for Profit: Tools for Success online course developed by the Farmers Market Federation of New York for farmers and farm educators as part of the Northeast SARE project, "Marketing for Profit: Tools for Success." Marketing for Profit Tools for Success Handbook (Book/Handbook) Trainer Curriculum Self […]
Dreaming of Local Lemons: Solar Energy Virtual Tour
Summit Naturals Organic Farm has a high tunnel and greenhouse, whose active solar heating systems allow them to grow greens throughout the winter and tropical fruits such as oranges, lemons, pineapples and figs. This webinar is part of the New Generation Energy Webinar Series, partially funded by the Northeast SARE's New York Professional Development Program.
Powering Your Farm Off-the-Grid
Is it possible to operate a farm off-the-grid, and what are the challenges and opportunities? Raymond Luhrman will take you on a virtual tour of Fox Creek Farm and describe how his family operates their 350 member Community Supported Agriculture operation from electricity produced right on site. This webinar is part of the New Generation Energy Webinar Series, partially funded by the Northeast SARE's New York Professional Development Program.
Highpoint Farm is a CSA in Trumansburg, New York.
Thirsty Livestock? Use Sun or Wind to Power a Remote Watering System
Are you getting tired of hauling water to livestock in remote pastures? Jonathan Barter will show us the renewable energy powered watering system on his 210 acre livestock farm. This webinar is part of the 2014 Sustainable Farm Energy Webinar Series, partially funded by the Northeast SARE's New York Professional Development Program.
Wilson Beef Farms
Wilson Beef Farms in Canaseraga, New York is a dedicated processing operation in upstate New York.
Organic parasite control
Signs of parasites, prevention, National Organic Program standards, and more.
So you want to raise beef cattle
Options to consider, setting goals, and thinking ahead.
Soergel Family Farms
Soergel Family Farms is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beef sales are a recent addition to the farm's products.
Logan Family Farms
Logan Family Farms is in Irwin, Pennsylvania. Beef marketing is primarily through farmers markets.
Horn Farm and Restaurant
Horn and Farm Restaurant is a diversified organic operation in Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Consumer attitudes and purchasing decisions
Covers consumer trends and concerns.
Hedgeapple Farm sells grass-fed Black Angus beef in Buckeystown, Maryland.
Working with the processor
Information for the processor, planning to harvest, USDA facilities, packaging, and more.
Selection for meat quality
Planning for a specific market, choosing replacement heifers, genetics, crossbreeding, and more.
Understanding beef labels
Labeling basics, labeling requirements, applying for labels, labeling examples, and more.
Sires for grass-fed beef production
Criteria for genetic selection, the importance of grass quality, breeds, benchmarks, and more.
Marbling, maturity, nutrition, and the distribution of quality grading in the U.S.
Pricing the beef carcass
Smart pricing, hidden costs, keeping up with changes in the market, and more.
Harvesting cattle to produce quality beef
Pricing, quality at harvest, issues with dark cutters, influence of cattle age, and more.