Gratitude and the Latest from A Greener World

Dear Rebecca,

I hope you and yours are staying safe and well this fall. In the midst of all that is happening in the world, I remain hopeful and inspired by the work that you do every day. We continue to receive inquiries and applications from amazing farms, ranches and businesses looking for ways to differentiate themselves in a marketplace. We are hearing and seeing that shoppers are increasingly mindful of how their purchases impact the real world. We are so glad to offer not only certification but also full marketing, labeling and technical support for certified producers. We know that you have a lot on your plate, so we are here to help you tell your story and put your products and farm front and center. Thank you for all that you do, and please see the newest updates from the AGW program below.

Texas Iberico’s AGW-Certified Pork Available at all TX Central Market Locations
Ashly Martin comes from a long line of Texas ranchers and focuses his current operation, Trails End Ranch, on 1500 acres of rolling rangeland in the Texas Hill Country. Here he manages Certified Animal Approved by A Greener World (AGW) Iberico pigs and recently launched a delicious line of Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pork products marketed under the Texas Iberico brand. We are excited to share that Texas Iberico charcuterie, including Sweet Prickly Pear Cured Lomo, Honey and Chile Piquin Cured Coppa, Spicy Pecan Cold Smoked Chorizo, is now available at all Central Market locations in Texas. Learn more.

Sustainable Farming Magazine Subscription Reminder
Notice to all Sustainable Farming Magazine print subscribers: Beginning in 2021, we will be transferring all subscriptions to digital UNLESS you sign up to receive the hard copy. This is to help us save valuable non-profit funds.

Featured Blog Post: The Immune System
Jen Gravely Burton, DVM is a veterinarian and educator with a special interest in the intersection of food animal medicine and public health. Here, in a blog post originally featured in Sustainable Farming Magazine, Jen explores the body’s complex systems that protect animal health. Learn more.

Updates From Your Peers
We look forward to sharing updates from farms, ranches and businesses we certify, as another way to stay connected during this time. We jumped across the pond in a recent update to hear from AGW Europe’s Executive Director Wayne Copp, and we have exciting news coverage from your peers in the UK. Somerset County Gazette and Cornwall Live covered the newly certified West Country Premium Venison. Back at home, shared a press release that featured AGW-certified products from Big Picture Farm in Goshen, VT as part of corporate holiday gift boxes offered through Packed with Purpose. Last week If you have news to share, please let us know so we can help spread the word.

Andrew Gunther
Executive Director
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