Marketing

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm mar... more

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USDA grants aim to help local food sector

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) made available $27 million in grants to fund projects designed to s... more »

USDA seeks comments for proposed organic promotion program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking comments on a proposal for a new industry-funded research and promotion program. The proposed Org... more »

California Regional Agritourism Summits registration open

The University of California Small Farm Program and UC Cooperative Extension advisors in four California regions are working with local partners to or... more »

Western NY Food Hub grower meeting set for Jan. 19

Eden Valley Growers (EVG), a farmer-owned cooperative and the owner/operator of the Western NY Food Hub, will host an information session on how techn... more »

New Organic Produce Network to connect organic produce industry

A new company has been formed to connect facets of the organic produce community through education, information and live events. Matt Seeley, former v... more »

Gain interest by sharing your farm’s history

Because many farm markets have been in business for generations, you might have customers who visit because their parents did before. By further devel... more »

Rule changed on SNAP promotion at farmers’ markets

In 2016, many farmers' markets participating in both the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive and Farmers Market Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Prog... more »

Ocean Mist Farms prepares for Frost Kissed artichokes

As this season’s temperatures begin to cool down, Ocean Mist Farms is planning for its artichokes, known as Frost Kissed artichokes. Artichokes a... more »

Video series aims to educate consumers about ag

Ron Goldy was waiting in his dentist’s office one day when a video playing in the corner caught his eye. The video was high-definition, with no narr... more »

2016 Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour

More than 160 passengers from across the U.S. and Canada departed from the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Dec. 5 for a day-long tour. Th... more »


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