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ROUTES TO FARM offers a curated selection of regional resources to guide you through the ins and outs of 21st-century sustainable farming. Each resource has been endorsed by an R2F partner organization.

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Farmers who want to sell meat directly to restaurants, grocery stores, or consumers need a reliable and skilled partner: the meat processor is an essential...

FairShare has created toolkits for several of its popular organization initiatives. The purpose of the toolkits is to provide CSA networks, farmer groups, and workplace...

Each fall FairShare accepts applications from any CSA farmer interested in being formally endorsed for the following growing season. Farmers must submit a full application...

  Designed to assist landowners and livestock producers to develop lease relationships, Southwest Badger’s new Grazing Broker Handbook is a free starting place to quickly and...

All participants in the mentorship program for future livestock farmers at Southwest Badger RC&D receive a printed toolkit of worksheets to assist with planning their...

The Farmer Training Resources Facebook Group is a forum for continuing the conversations started at training workshops. Food Safety, Wholesale and Direct Marketing, and postharvest...

The On-Farm Food Safety Project (OFFS) helps you learn about food safety, create a personalized on-farm food safety plan, and become food safety certified.   Endorsing...

Join our FairShare Farm Network that shares information on techniques and equipment and encourages dialogue to improve the production and marketing of CSA in the...

If you are a FairShare farm, whether you are new or returning, you will find our 2017 FairShare Farm Manual useful! It contains information about...

This guide discusses potential legal problems through hypotheticals as well as solutions and how to address the situation ahead of time.   Endorsing Alliance: Illinois Stewardship Alliance CLICK...

This guide gives growers an accessible and easy entry point for certification. It covers concerns, benefits, steps toward certification, record keeping, and marketing strategies.   Endorsing...

This guide offers advice on food items that may be sold, conditions that must be met at the point of sale and helpful tips on...

A comprehensive directory of local businesses, retail outlets, restaurants, and farms.   Endorsing Alliance: Illinois Stewardship Alliance  CLICK HERE FOR THE RESOURCE  ...

This Library organizes thousands of resources and docs to help you quickly find the information you need on risk management, marketing, financial management and more....

Fabulous site with tons of great resources for everything from business planning, to finding farmland, to information on specific farm enterprises from mushrooms to goats...

ATTRA is the best place to start looking for information you need, with incredibly useful documents, a bank of internship opportunities, webinars, and even an...

FSA Programs for Beginning and Non-Commodity Crop Farmers: This guide describes the programs FSA offers that support beginning and non-commodity crop farmers, including the eligibility requirements...

A Primer on Direct Market Farm Business Models For Beginning Farmers, Lenders, and Investors: This resource was created as a collaboration between Deer Run Farm, Angelic...

In this guide find you’ll find what it takes to start selling to restaurants, what chefs and others are looking for when buying from you,...

Endorsing Alliance: Upper Midwest CRAFT Description: Upper Midwest CRAFT farmer Cliff McConville discusses how to raise livestock on pasture sustainably and profitably. Contact: Email grow@learngrowconect.org or click the link above...