Who Invented Paddock Paradise? Paddock Paradise was designed by a former farrier named Jaime Jackson. In the 1980s, he began to study feral horses and their interactions with their natural... Read more ›
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2014 Organic Survey, a survey of all known organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification, or... Read more ›
Accessing secure, viable and affordable farmland is one of the top challenges farmers face in starting a career in agriculture. Land is essential to a farm business. It provides the soil, water and... Read more ›
Hi there! Dan Berube here. I am a second year incubator farmer with the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, a beginning farmer training program in my hometown of Dracut, MA. When I decided to... Read more ›
Beginning farmers who support natural resources on their working lands have an important opportunity to be rewarded for their conservation efforts.  The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)... Read more ›
Imagine you’d like to start a local farm. You’ll want land, equipment, seeds, and that special ingredient that few people think about: a lawyer. Surprised? You’re not alone! Few... Read more ›
The apprentice program at Caretaker Farm started in the 70’s under the direction of previous farmers who were part of the back-to-the-land movement, where individuals from all over the world... Read more ›
I can now let out the results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Report and what it shows about beginning farmers in Massachusetts. To be honest, the results are a mixture of good news... Read more ›
The university that began as “Mass Aggie” recently created a new Bachelor of Sciences major in Sustainable Food and Farming.   Originally an option within the former Plant and... Read more ›
Last Friday, President Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the Farm Bill.   The House and Senate finally compromised on the Farm Bill, after three years of... Read more ›