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The newly expanded Marbleseed Organic Resource Directory now includes buyers, suppliers, and certification agencies, as well as educational resources such as fact sheets, workbooks, guidebooks, and more.

Want to see your business or resource listed in the Marbleseed Organic Resource Directory? We review all submissions to ensure products, services, and educational resources are appropriate for inclusion in the directory. To submit your business or resource for consideration, please use the forms below.

If you would like to order large quantities of the Organic Resource Directory or Guidebooks, please email info@marbleseed.org, or call 888-906-6737 to place your order.

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National Young Farmer's Coalition | Young Farmer Grant Program

Beginning Farmers, Beginning Farmers : Connect with Peers, Land Access, Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Farm Business : Marketing, Farm Business : Funding, Farm Business : Certification, Farming Systems, Leadership and Community
For the last four years, the National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) has partnered with Chipotle to support young and beginning farmers and ranchers start up and grow their businesses with a flexible funding opportunity each spring. The program provided 50 farmers and ranchers with $5,000 each in the spring of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Grant recipients also received a one-year membership to the National Young Farmers Coalition.

In the fifth and final year of the program, they are celebrating distributing 50 grants to a new cohort of young farmers and ranchers in 2024!

Learn more and apply here

2023 Upper Midwest Farmland Summit

Nov 14 - Nov 15 | Chaska, MN | $
The 2023 Farmland Summit will bring together farm leaders, change agents, policymakers, and practitioners from around the upper Midwest to dig into critical challenges and opportunities related to…

Mental Health First Aid in the Farming Community

Aug 25, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Madison, WI | $

Within the farming community, we know that farmers face unique stressors and challenges, such as financial pressures, unpredictable weather conditions, and isolation. Due to the remoteness of farming…

LSP Farm Beginnings Early Bird Application Deadline

Aug 01 | Online | $
Applications are now open for LSP's 2023-2024 Farm Beginnings course! If you’re a beginning farmer who wants to develop skills around marketing, financial planning, goal setting and more, this may be…

Get Started! A Guide to USDA Resources for Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers

Beginning Farmers, Beginning Farmers : Connect with Peers, Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Leadership and Community, Leadership and Community : Healthy Communities, Leadership and Community : Racial Equity
Get Started! A Guide to USDA Resources for Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers is a new multi-agency publication that provides information on assistance and targeted opportunities available to minority, women, veteran, beginning and limited resource producers. This 40-page guide, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese, can help you get started with USDA, whether you are new to farming, ranching, or forestry management, or just new to working with us. From farm loans to crop insurance, and conservation programs to disaster assistance, USDA is here to support you and your operation.

Wisconsin Beginning Farmer Resource Guide

Beginning Farmers, Land Access, Farm Business, Farming Systems, Leadership and Community
This guide was developed to provide producers just getting started in agriculture with a well-rounded resource. Set up as a road map, it walks beginning farmers through the various resources available to support them through their journey of starting an agriculture operation, farm, or food business. The road map includes stops for phases such as Brainstorming, Learning, Planning, Funding, Forming, Operating, and Networking, as well as additional resources.

New Farmer U

Apr 28 - Apr 29 | Rosholt, WI | $
Boost your farm business skills at New Farmer U in Rosholt, WI…

AgrAbility Summit 2023

Apr 06, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
Tomah, WI | $

Presentation Topics…

What are Fair Systems for Farm and Food Businesses? | Audio Article
Apr 2023 by Adam Utley

As current OEFFA Executive Director, Rachel Tayse, describes, “In a truly just future, farms will fully support and sustain the ecological and human resources needed to produce food, fuel, and fiber…

Build Your Farm Labor Management Know-How

Jan 07 - Mar 09 | Online | $
The 2023 workshop series from the Farm Labor Dashboard project will help farmers build knowledge and skills they need to successfully recruit and manage the right employees for their farms. The…

Cooperatives: A Business Model for the Solidarity Economy
2023 by Austin Frerick, Lauren Langworthy, Ken Meter, Kelly Maynard, Josh Bryceson

Generations of farmers have depended on cooperatives as an
essential tool to support their livelihoods and their communities.
Do co-ops support a fairer food system? Can they offer alternative…

Creative Land Access for Beginning Farmers
2023 by Bonnie Warndahl, Brett Olson, Katie Kubovcik, Moses Momanyi

Join experienced Farmland Access Navigators to learn about the
current challenges and solutions of land tenure. They will share land
access stories and dive into creative solutions to land acquisition…

Marbleseed's 34th Organic Farming Conference

Feb 23 - Feb 25 | La Crosse, Wisconsin | $
Join us for the 34th annual Organic Farming Conference, February 23-25, 2023 in La Crosse, Wisconsin…

2023 OEFFA Conference

Feb 16 - Feb 18 | Newark, Ohio | $
Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference, the 2023 @OEFFA conference is three days full of live learning, sharing, and connecting with sustainable farmers, gardeners, and local food…

Beginning Farmer Institute

Beginning Farmers, Beginning Farmers : Connect with Peers
National Farmers Union's Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) is a free, year-long training program intended to improve the health of your farm or ranch business.

New Crop Insurance Options for Organic Producers

Nov 16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
Online | Free

The Iowa Organic Association and Megan Vaith with Northbourne Organic Crop Insurance, LLC, will present a webinar on Wednesday, November 16 at 12 p.m. about new and existing crop insurance options for…

17th Annual Emerging Farmers Conference

Nov 12 - Nov 13 | Shoreview, MN | Free
The Emerging Farmers Conference is for new and emerging growers and producers. This conference is for farmers, by farmers, and led by farmers. The goal is to empower emerging farmers with knowledge…

Working Together to Address Farmer Well Being and Mental Health - Audio article
Nov 2022 by Joy Kirkpatrick

Farming can be incredibly stressful. From financial challenges to unpredictable weather conditions, and access to labor, there are a multitude of issues impacting farmer's mental health daily. Luckily…

New Farmer U

Oct 28 - Oct 29 | Urbana, IL | $
This full-day session includes four workshops on a variety of farm business management topics…

First Generation Farm Start-Up

Aug 27, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT
Alexandria, MN | Free

This field day will highlight the journey of Naima’s Farm from the beginning to current transition. Naima and her husband will share the challenges they both experienced regarding land access for an…

Women's Conservation Summer Camp - Tools to Manage Your Land Legacy

Aug 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
Online | Free

This summer, the last Thursday of the month, Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WIWIC) is hosting Zoom meetings for women landowners, farmers, and operators to discuss different conservation practices…

urban Growers Collective

Beginning Farmers, Farming Systems : Urban Farming, Leadership and Community : Healthy Communities
urban farming collective in Chicaho.

National Young Farmers Coalition

Beginning Farmers, Leadership and Community : Public Policy