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These are stories from the Organic Broadcaster newspaper and other media sources. The Organic Broadcaster is a bi-monthly newspaper distributed to organic farmers, processors, certifiers and others interested in organic agriculture. The content focuses on practical issues of organic farming plus other news relevant to the organic and sustainable farming community. Get it delivered by mail or email – click the blue Sign Up box to the right.

Young farmers benefit from mentors’ experience
Organic Broadcaster
September | October 2014

Caleb and Lauren Langworthy have been on their own land for only a couple of years, and know that the ground work they do now will make their job easier in the future.  Read more.

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IMG_0487Northern Michigan Farm is an Incubator for Prospective Agriculturalists
My North  |  August 2014

A new incubator program for farmers at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s Maple Bay Farm promises…. Read more.

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NOS News 2Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers
New York Times  |  August 2014

At a farm-to-table dinner recently, I sat huddled in a corner with some other farmers, out of earshot of the foodies happily eating kale and freshly shucked oysters.  Read more.

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NOS NewsBeginning Farmers Institute helps ‘accidental farmers’
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel  |  August 2014

Chris Holman came to Wisconsin for a doctorate in world language studies but instead became a farmer.  Read more.

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Beginning farmers of all ages awarded $42,000 in grants
Wisconsin State Farmer  |  August 2014

It might be surprising to learn that approximately 19 percent of all Wisconsin farmers have been farming for less than 10 years. Read more.

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Collaborative farming: New farmers thrive by working together
Organic Broadcaster
July | August 2014

New farmers are designing creative ways to work together, support each other, and accomplish more as a group. Read more.

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Experienced market farmers offer tips for success at your first farmers’ market
Organic Broadcaster
May | June 2014

Ask any seasoned organic grower, and they probably vividly remember their first day selling at a farmers’ market. Read more.

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Young farmers find place to grow through Land Link-Up
Organic Broadcaster
May | June 2014

MOSES provides Land Link-Up, a free online listing service, to connect people who need land to farm with those who have farmland to rent or sell. Read more.

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BakersSecond-career farmers bring life experience to the field
Organic Broadcaster
March | April 2014

An exciting new sector of the expanding agrarian movement is ‘second career’ farmers. Read more.

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agrarian_trust_logo_250pxResource Highlight: Agrarian Trust
Organic Broadcaster
November | December 2013

The agricultural landscape in the U.S. is at another turning point in history. The number of people who lived on farms peaked in 1935…. Read more.

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Are You Ready To Work on the Land?
Organic Broadcaster
September | October 2013

Have you felt the urge to work outside, provide for your community and build a resilient local economy? Read more.

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215.8Land Stewardship Project Course is Raising Farmers to the Trade
Organic Broadcaster
September | October 2013

The Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is excited to announce the Farm Beginnings Journeyperson Course…. Read more.

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214NYFCThe National Young Farmers’ Coalition
Organic Broadcaster
July | August 2013

Beginning and/or young farmers in the Midwest can not only look to the New Organic Stewards and local nonprofits for activities and resources…. Read more.

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Dairy FamilyDairy Grazing Apprenticeship: Employment and Training for the Next Generation
Organic Broadcaster
July | August 2013

Historically, the family has been the primary institution for providing training, experience and resources to the next generation of dairy farmers. Read more.

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HumbleHarvestHannah Breckbill, Humble Hands Harvest
Organic Broadcaster
July | August 2013

Hannah Breckbill of Humble Hands Harvest is proving that where there’s a will there’s a way. Read more.

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Farm Dream Becomes Reality for Farmer from Mexico
Organic Broadcaster
May | June 2013

Rodrigo Cala was born in Mexico City. His father was a teacher and his mother was a farmer. Read more.

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213karlaIncubator Farms Grow New Farmers
Organic Broadcaster
May | June 2013

New farmers are commonly challenged in finding support for training, land and capital investments. Read more.

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212LTDfarmL.T.D. Farm: Frac Sand and Farming
Organic Broadcaster
March | April 2013

Our nation finds itself in the midst of a Wild West land grab–a fracking boom and therefore a frac-sand mining boom. Read more.

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