Whether leasing or buying, farmers need to know the precise nature of the land and the agreement between the parties. This module discusses the legal documents that outline specific aspects of a land use agreement. Download the Curriculum Download the PowerPoint Land Matters Module: Leasing from Rachel Armstrong on Vimeo. Land Matters Module: FSA […]
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Organizing a Farm Business
Typical farm business entities include the sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company (LLC), and cooperative. This module briefly discusses the relevant elements of each business entity, and how to choose what is best for your situation. Download the Curriculum Download the PowerPoint Organizing the Farm Module: Business Entities from Rachel Armstrong on Vimeo. […]
The World Is Changing, Meet the New Boss – An Organic Solution
Jeff Moyer, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, and one of the nation’s leading organic no-till experts, discusses the place organics has in our food system in this changing world.
Assessing and Accessing Progress in the Soil
Michelle Wander, soil science professor at the University of Illinois, discusses how farmers can measure their progress and leverage that progress for future growth.
NRCS and other Federal Programs for Organic Farmers
Jonathan Manuel of the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District explores how to use government programs for assistance to organic transition.
Adam Davis of the USDA discusses the advantages to farmers and researchers of setting up a farmer-led research network in Illinois.