Mar. 2021: What Farmers Need to Know (+ On-Farm Readiness Reviews)

Here’s the top news for sustainable farmers in NC & SC

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Dear Nahid,

In between what seems like never-ending rain here in the Triangle, I hope you’re able to get your spring crops in the ground.

Since the forecast looks like more rain is to come, now might be a good time to check out CFSA’s online resources for growers and download some great record-keeping templates, review our food safety resources, or improve your post-harvest handling practices. And remember, if you need more technical assistance, we offer FREE consulting services on conservation planning, GAP certification, high tunnel production, and organic production and certification.

We will also be relaunching our Market Access Initiative next month and will be able to provide assistance to farmers on financial recordkeeping, postharvest handling, crop budgeting, feasibility studies, business planning, and more!



Karen McSwain, CFSA Associate Executive Director for Programs

P.S. Upcoming episodes and themes for “This Week at CFSA”

  • March – Buying Local Food
    • Mar. 19 – Local Food: Myths and Facts
    • Mar. 26 – Local Agriculture Marketing Program (LAMP)
  • April – Climate Change
    • Apr. 2 – Farmer interview
    • Apr. 9 – Food waste
    • Apr. 16 – CAFOs & Community
  • May – Livestock

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Considering transitioning to organic? We can help!
Apply Now for CFSA’s Diversified Vegetable Farm Financial Benchmarking Study
c6da06b3-be1c-4412-8f06-a28a2fe8b5ce.pngWe’re looking for produce farmers that want to take their financial management skills to a higher level by joining our Diversified Vegetable Farm Financial Benchmarking Study.

We’re collaborating Pasa Sustainable Agriculture (Pasa) to launch the Diversified Vegetable Financial Benchmarking Study in the Carolinas to provide intensive financial management tools and training to a select group of farmers.

See our blog post for more information on benefits and requirements. If it’s a good fit, fill out our survey by April 2, so we can determine if you’re a good match for the study.