Author: growers

New ‘Urban Agriculture Toolkit’

New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the USDA Urban Agriculture Toolkit, a new resource created by USDA's Know Your Farmer team to help entrepreneurs and community leaders successfully create jobs and increase access to healthy food through urban agriculture. From neighborhood gardens...

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Betting jobs on rural-urban food connections

Betting jobs on rural-urban food connections The Wallace Center goes to Louisville, KY, where the city’s economic development department employs a full-time relationship broker to build regional business-to-business connections from farm to table. Full Article...

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GroupGAP: Affordable Certification For Small and Mid-sized farms

GroupGAP: Affordable Certification For Small and Mid-sized farms After three years in pilot stage the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) this week announced that GroupGAP, a new certification option ideal for small and mid-sized farms, will be available nationwide. GAP (short for “good...

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