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Choosing a meat processor is a big decision. Start by making a list of inspected processors within what you consider a reasonable driving distance from your farm, and then do research. Advertisements
How can a student from outside the United States come to study at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture?
It is important to understand that the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) is one small organization within the University of Minnesota. MISA staff are involved in the Sustainable Agricultural Systems degree programs, but the courses and the degrees are … Continue reading
The Minnesota Farmers Market Association (MFMA) offers insurance coverage for farmers’ markets and for vendors. Generally, insurance for the markets covers injuries that may happen in the common market space.
It depends. The right to sell products that you raise on your property (either owned or leased) without a license is protected by the Constitution of the State of Minnesota, Article 13, Section 7: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/constitution/#article_13 If all of the farmers … Continue reading
The underlying problem is that of soil erosion and loss of topsoil. This is a serious situation that is getting a lot of attention from us and our colleagues. MISA has a formal partnership with the Sustainable Farming Association of … Continue reading
At MISA, we prefer a nuanced discussion of the role of livestock in agriculture and the environment. Here’s the very quick-and-dirty sketch of our thinking on this topic: – The major water quality problems in surface waters that receive agricultural runoff … Continue reading
Questions: I am having trouble locating specific information on non-GMO crop farming. I would like to locate resources that would help me evaluate and consider moving farms (including my own) into raising non-GMO field crops in Minnesota. Are their certifications … Continue reading
Question: I’m wondering if you have any information regarding laws and regulations of road side stands. For instance, are there polices that forbid people living in the city to sell their homegrown produce in their drive way (like a garage … Continue reading
You might be interested in the Farm Transitions Toolkit that Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and Land Stewardship Project put together a couple of years ago — it has information about tools and considerations for handing off farmland to new … Continue reading