This week we’re sharing our newest blog about what AGW-certified producers need to know about the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. There’s also a reminder about the Certified Regenerative by AGW standards, which are currently open for thoughtful feedback as we near the close of the pilot program, along with resources from AGW’s technical team on animal health plans and food safety this market season.
Happy National BBQ month to all of you! Thanks for all that you do for the land, your animals, families and communities.
HPAI – What You Need to Know as an AGW Producer
If you are looking for guidance on HPAI, check out our newest blog, and keep an eye out for an upcoming Technical Advice Fact Sheet from AGW’s technical team on the topic. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions that our technical team can help address.
Reminder: Certified Regenerative by AGW standards and feedback
For interested producers, the Certified Regenerative by AGW standards are available online and open for public review and comment. We welcome suggestions and feedback from reviewers through this online form.
Next Issue of Sustainable Farming Magazine Coming Soon
Stay tuned for the next issue of Sustainable Farming, soon to be hot off the press. For a sneak peek, we invite you to meet AGW-certified farmer Ronald Simmons from Master Blend Family Farms in Kenansville, NC. While certified farmers receive this publication at no additional cost as part of their certification, anyone can purchase a print subscription here.
Caputo Brothers Creamery featured on Bon Appetit’s Handcrafted
Cheesemaker Rynn Caputo, from Caputo Brothers Creamery, who sources Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW cow’s milk from farms in Pennsylvania, was featured in Bon Appetit’s Handcrafted series. In the episode, Rynn demonstrates how to make fresh and aged stretched cheeses at home in your own kitchen. Catch the episode on YouTube.
Featured Resource: Animal Health Plans from Farm Health Online
A successful animal health plan will maximize herd or flock potential by limiting health problems so they can be controlled through prevention. Learn more from Farm Health Online.
Featured Resource: Food Safety from Farm to Market
As the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria escalates and food recalls become a daily occurrence, the need to establish sanitary handling practices from the farm to market has become a necessity. As market season is underway, this blog outlines food safety guidance for producers.
From Your Peers
- Chatham News and Record features AGW-certified Beechcrest Farm in “Get to Know Some of Chatham’s Farmers Market Vendors”
- OKC Fox 25 highlights John’s Farm in Fairview, OK for their expanding sales of wheat during the global shortage crisis.
- Columbia Missourian interviewed Green Dirt Farm in Weston, MO for their award winning Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW sheep’s milk cheeses.