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  • Urban Farming

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    For growers in dense urban areas
    Interest:

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

    Public
    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic, Marketing

    Recent College Grad? Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Pursue A Career In Farming

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published Apr 17, 2018

    Fickle consumers, climate changes, growing conditions, and a slew of other factors beyond our control can prompt the closure of existing farms as well as deter would-be growers from launching a farming career... Why Now Is The Right Time To Consider FarmingDespite the relatively low numbers of current young farmers in the U... Beyond the significant gap between current open agricultural jobs and available candidates, there are several other compelling reasons why many young professionals are beginning to view farming as their post-college career of choice:Increasing Populations (a... For young, healthy college graduates searching for a non-sedentary, highly active profession (and lifestyle), farming proves an ideal solution... Urban and vertical farming tactics have completely redefined what a day at the office looks like for agriculturalists...

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry. Itrepresents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and IoT solutions into farming to increase the efficiency of agricultural operations. Smart farming entails the obtaining of real time data of soil, air, and crops, aiming at increasing the quality and quantity of agricultural production while protecting the environment. By using Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, software and hardware, robotics, sensors and more, the entire smart farming concept promotes circular economy, thus leads to sustainability farming... Adding to the pollution is urban development and farming as well as plantation, of which contributed quite a substantial amount to GHG emissions where agriculture sector alone emits about 17-30 percent of GHG globally...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Prevented Planting? Cover Crops Offer a Silver Lining

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2019

    Wet conditions across the country forced many farmers to forgo their plans for the season and take prevented planting payments instead. The USDA says that as of July 8, 2019, its paid roughly $184 million in claims for prevented planting because of floods and excess moisture. University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey estimates payouts could reach a record-setting $3... If the weeds aren’t very big and you think the disturbance of the no-till drill will take care of them, then you can seed first... Cover crop management practices are covered by Good Farming Practice provisions, and the termination guidelines are no longer a requirement for insurance to attach...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Farming Live United States, WI, Seymour

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting... This smart farming method allows farmers to monitor their produce from farm to fork effortlessly...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Sep 11, 2019

    Farmers and Agribusiness Companies are granted certain tax breaks and industry-specific deductions from the IRS. The service understands both the complexities and constraints of farmers as well as their essential role in our nation's economy. I have listed out the top ten most important tax benefits, accounting methods, and tax deductions related to farmers... Income Averaging OptionCertain qualifying farming businesses can elect to be taxed on an average tax rate of their running three years of income. This election, which is calculated on Schedule J of an individual's Form 1040 can have huge implications if a farming business has extremely high profits in one year compared to previous years where they were subject to a lower tax bracket...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published Apr 20, 2018

    Here are some lessons from The Intelligent Investor that have crossed over into the way I think about farming... In farming, we are selling commodities rather than buying pieces of a business but the idea is still the same... For example, a 100 acre field that you plan on farming for the next 50 years should be valued differently than one you plan on selling to a neighbor in 5... Investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike: This could easily be changed to, Farming is most intelligent when it is most businesslike. If you are actively engaged in farming, you likely don't have the luxury of being a passive investor in your operation...

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Updated Dec 26, 2019

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection--and a new year ushers in new hope... At this point, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “That’s great, but what on earth does this have to do with farming?” Glad you asked... Farming is such an awesome, unique occupation... ” This is especially true for farming, which is one of the most long-term-oriented professions there is...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

  • Farming Live United States, WI, Seymour

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans

    Nitin Desale India, Maharashtra, Nashik

    Business Title: Agricos Farming Solutions
    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Chris Kitson South Africa, Province of the Western Cape, Durbanville

    Interests: Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Lucerne

    Ryan Nason United States, NH, Farmington

    Interests: Hunting

    Dan Westacott United States, Washington, Farmington

    Interests: Wheat, Canola, Ag Issues in Washington, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Endi A Suma Indonesia, North Kalimantan, Tarakan

    Business Title: Founder Of Terrafarming
    Job Title: Researcher
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Dairy, Poultry, Specialty, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Fruits, Agriculture Technology

    Daphne Ronse Belgium, Flemish, Waregem

    Interests: Marketing

  • Urban Farming

    Public
    For growers in dense urban areas
    Interest:

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

    Public
    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic, Marketing

    Small-scale farming and Homesteading

    Public
    This group is for people who are small-scale farming or homesteading to connect with each other and share information and experiences. CSA's, organic gardening, animal husbandry, etc.
    Interest: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Organic, Irrigation

    Microgreen Farming

    Public
    A group uniting microgreen farmers, fans and people associating themselves with the industry and the business.
    Interest: Marketing, Organic, Specialty

    Poultry Farming

    Public
    A group for poultry farmers to discuss all aspects of raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, etc.
    Interest: Poultry

    Dairy Farming

    Public
    A group for dairy farmers.
    Interest: Dairy

    Wisconsin Crop Farmers

    Public
    Looking to discuss farming in Wisconsin. Love to talk about food plots and crops. No livestock.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans

    Sorghum Producers

    Public
    Here’s a place for sorghum growers to connect while exchanging information on everything from specific farming strategies to the industry at large.
    Interest: Grain Sorghum

  • Recent College Grad? Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Pursue A Career In Farming

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published Apr 17, 2018

    Fickle consumers, climate changes, growing conditions, and a slew of other factors beyond our control can prompt the closure of existing farms as well as deter would-be growers from launching a farming career... Why Now Is The Right Time To Consider FarmingDespite the relatively low numbers of current young farmers in the U... Beyond the significant gap between current open agricultural jobs and available candidates, there are several other compelling reasons why many young professionals are beginning to view farming as their post-college career of choice:Increasing Populations (a... For young, healthy college graduates searching for a non-sedentary, highly active profession (and lifestyle), farming proves an ideal solution... Urban and vertical farming tactics have completely redefined what a day at the office looks like for agriculturalists...

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry. Itrepresents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and IoT solutions into farming to increase the efficiency of agricultural operations. Smart farming entails the obtaining of real time data of soil, air, and crops, aiming at increasing the quality and quantity of agricultural production while protecting the environment. By using Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, software and hardware, robotics, sensors and more, the entire smart farming concept promotes circular economy, thus leads to sustainability farming... Adding to the pollution is urban development and farming as well as plantation, of which contributed quite a substantial amount to GHG emissions where agriculture sector alone emits about 17-30 percent of GHG globally...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Prevented Planting? Cover Crops Offer a Silver Lining

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2019

    Wet conditions across the country forced many farmers to forgo their plans for the season and take prevented planting payments instead. The USDA says that as of July 8, 2019, its paid roughly $184 million in claims for prevented planting because of floods and excess moisture. University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey estimates payouts could reach a record-setting $3... If the weeds aren’t very big and you think the disturbance of the no-till drill will take care of them, then you can seed first... Cover crop management practices are covered by Good Farming Practice provisions, and the termination guidelines are no longer a requirement for insurance to attach...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting... This smart farming method allows farmers to monitor their produce from farm to fork effortlessly...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Sep 11, 2019

    Farmers and Agribusiness Companies are granted certain tax breaks and industry-specific deductions from the IRS. The service understands both the complexities and constraints of farmers as well as their essential role in our nation's economy. I have listed out the top ten most important tax benefits, accounting methods, and tax deductions related to farmers... Income Averaging OptionCertain qualifying farming businesses can elect to be taxed on an average tax rate of their running three years of income. This election, which is calculated on Schedule J of an individual's Form 1040 can have huge implications if a farming business has extremely high profits in one year compared to previous years where they were subject to a lower tax bracket...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published Apr 20, 2018

    Here are some lessons from The Intelligent Investor that have crossed over into the way I think about farming... In farming, we are selling commodities rather than buying pieces of a business but the idea is still the same... For example, a 100 acre field that you plan on farming for the next 50 years should be valued differently than one you plan on selling to a neighbor in 5... Investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike: This could easily be changed to, Farming is most intelligent when it is most businesslike. If you are actively engaged in farming, you likely don't have the luxury of being a passive investor in your operation...

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Updated Dec 26, 2019

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection--and a new year ushers in new hope... At this point, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “That’s great, but what on earth does this have to do with farming?” Glad you asked... Farming is such an awesome, unique occupation... ” This is especially true for farming, which is one of the most long-term-oriented professions there is...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    Test results of 100% natural biostimulant results in organic farming breakthrough (AgroNews)

    By Christopher Keen

    Published Oct 29, 2019

    When a retired farmer and organic farming consultant is motivated to put his boots back on and get back into the fields, you know something special is happening. That’s exactly how Daniel Rotberg felt when he studied the first GroAloe trial conducted on grapes with a major leafhopper infestation. The trial shows that, “The overall health of the Vineyard has completely transformed from weak and in some places, diseased plants, to a robust and healthy condition with many more grape shoots now forming... GroAloe has brought Daniel Rotberg onboard as their Senior Farming Consultant, “Knowing how so many crops today are negatively impacted or outright ruined by insects and pests, mold, mildew and fungus and how many traditional farmers are looking to convert to organic farming, I felt like I could add tremendous value to the farming community,” says Rotberg... “We recognize how important Organic and Biodynamic farming are today...

    Categories: Organic, Rice, Wheat

    GroAloe is not just for Organic Farming

    By Christopher Keen

    Published May 23, 2018

    GroAloe is 100% organic but that does not mean that it is just for organic farmers. It is currently being used in Indonesia and Malaysia on commercial farms. We have just entered the Australian market, one of the worlds largest organic producers. What is a Texas Company doing in that part of the world you ask? Well in part by invitation. GroAloe has been Tested extensively in Indonesia by the Rice Institute IRRI, and we have done side by side trial with the big guns...

    Categories: Organic, Rice

    MERCOSUR Farming to Cure Cancer

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 19, 2018

    In Colombia, which is only an Associate Member of MERCOSUR farmers have found large concentrations of Rubidium. Rubidium has no known biological role but has a slight stimulative effect on metabolism, probably because rubidium is like potassium. The two elements are found together in minerals and soils, although potassium is much more abundant than rubidium. Plants will absorb rubidium quiet readily. When stressed by a deficiency in potassium, some plants, such as sugar beat, will respond to the addition of rubidium...

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    Innovative Ideas and Technologies vs. COVID-19 and beyond

    Food and Agriculture: Smart food logistics and distribution, Urban farming, Inclusive local market ecosystems

    Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

    Illustration Photo: a rooftop garden (credits: Christopher Porter / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    AgriTech Accelerator program - Increased efficiency in Food production value chain through New Technologies

    The program targets only science and technology-backed startups (pre-seed, seed, and growth stage) and budding entrepreneurs (Idea Stage). Individuals, teams and registered entities (CSO/NGO, LLC, LTD, etc.) both from Armenia and around the world are eligible to apply if they offer solutions to tackle the following challenges in the agricultural sector:

    VERTICAL AND URBAN FARMING - 95 percent less water used, less fertilizer and nutritional supplements, and no

    pesticides, while boosting productivity. E.G. San Francisco-based Plenty’s field-scale indoor farms combine

    agriculture and crop science with machine learning, IoT, big data, and climate-control technology, enabling it to grow

    healthy food while minimizing water and energy usage. Governments have also initiated initiatives around this

    technology.

    GENETIC MODIFICATION AND CULTURED MEATS - Clustered, regularly interspaced, short palindromic repeat

    (CRISPR) technology is an important new approach to genome editing that allows greater selectivity and reduces the

    element of chance. The technique not only can create breeds with improved yields and resistance to adverse

    conditions, but can also be used to propagate crops with essential vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. CRISPR Is

    facilitating the generation of engineered animal food products. E.g. MosaMeat, a Netherlands based company, is

    among the handful of startups using the technology.

    APPLYING 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY TO FOOD - 3D printing, which is becoming important in manufacturing

    industries, is now being applied to food production. 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) is a process

    whereby layers of material are formed to create objects—and in this case, familiar dishes. Experts believe printers

    using hydrocolloids (substances that form gels with water) could be used to replace the base ingredients of foods

    with renewables like algae, duckweed, and grass.

    Application Deadline: May 23, 2020

    Illustration Photo: Various mature lettuce cultivars grown hydroponically at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Uvalde (credits: Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Call for applications: Global Food Summit Audience Award 2020 for Startups in the Food Sector

    Every year, the Global Food Summit brings together national and international experts from science, associations, companies, politics and the media to discuss how new technologies will change the food chain. The fourth German Global Food Summit will again take place in the Munich Residenz from 25 to 26 March 2020.

    We are looking for committed companies, agencies or simply: professionals in the food sector who want to know and recommend innovative start-ups with disruptive approaches in the food sector. If you want to allow these start-ups to present their business idea at the Global Food Summit 2020 in the Munich Residenz, then pass on your recommendation to the Global Food Summit.

    Our main topics are:

    • Smart Urban Farming

    • Circular Food Solutions

    • Food waste as resource

    • Biotech and Life Sciences

    • Measurement of SDGs

    Application Deadline: 20 January 2020

    Illustration Photo: Urban Rice Farming at PASONA office in Tokyo, Japan (credits: hélène veilleux / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Call for Applications: GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize 2019 for young Africans

    GoGettaz is a competition for innovative, young entrepreneurs pursuing the trillion-dollar opportunity of Africa’s agri-food sector. If you are a young agripreneur with a pioneering business venture, you could win one of two US$50,000 cash prizes that will help you change your world and transform the agri-food business.

    The agri-food sector may be defined as businesses including:
    – Agri-food research & development
    – Primary food production (farming)
    – Crop nutrition
    – Irrigation
    – Mechanisation, automation or robotics, including drones
    – Crop protection
    – Hydroponics or urban farming
    – Transport, distribution, storage or logistics
    – Food processing
    – Packaging or marketing
    – Food retail or service
    – Waste management or recycling
    – Digital or technology solutions/services to the agri-food sector
    – Innovative finance solutions/services to the agri-food sector
    – Renewable energy or environmental solutions/services to the agri-food sector

    Application Deadline: 21 July 2019 at midnight Central Africa Time (CAT)

    Illustration Photo: Super gari, made with locally-grown cassava, in Liberia (credits: Jessie Kalsmith, USAID-BEST Project, Fintrac Inc. July 2014. / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Agricool raises 28M USD to make urban farming a reality

    In 2030, 20% of products consumed worldwide will come from urban farming (compared to 5% today). In the past 3 years, Agricool’s teams have developed a technology to grow local, healthy fruits and vegetables more productively and within small and controlled spaces, known as “Cooltainers” (recycled shipping containers transformed into urban farms). Thanks to this new funding round, Agricool will be able to confirm its role in the development of this new type of agriculture, while positioning itself as a key player in the segment of vertical farming in France and worldwide. Agricool plans to multiply by a hundred its production by 2021, in Paris first, then internationally starting with Dubai, where a container has already been installed for several months in The Sustainable City.

    Photo: Strawberry grown in Cooltainer (credit: Agricool)

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    EU's Call for Proposals: Food Systems Africa

    Proposals shall assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (and integrated aquaculture systems) and food diversity. They shall address innovative approaches in local food systems while covering technological, food safety, social and gender issues[2], and address sustainable postharvest technologies, including bio-based packaging, to reduce food waste along the post-harvest/consumer chain and plastic littering. Empowerment of small farmers (including aquafarmers) and processors benefitting rural areas leading to diversity of diets and improving food identity is essential. Food supply chains (conventional and organic) for both local urban markets and high value global markets shall be targeted. Proposals need to ensure the commitment and participation of a variety of partners established in the EU and in Africa, and shall establish relevant links with other projects involved in the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security & Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). Proposals should include a task to cluster with other projects involved in the EU-Africa R&I Partnership on FNSSA and with the cooperation platform established under SFS-33-2018.

    Dateline for submission: 23 January 2019 17:00:00 Brussels time

    Illustration Photo: Smallholder fish farming system in Mbala District, Northern Province, Zambia (credits: Steven Cole / WorldFish / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Glocal's Accelerator Program for Startups and mid – sized companies in the Agribusiness Sector

    Glocal is the first Latin American Accelerator for both, startups and mid – sized established companies in the Agribusiness Sector.

    We area focus on farming and foods industry (agritech, biotech, agri-fintech, agri-insuretech).

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

    Illustration Photo: Vegetables growing at urban farm 1803 FarmOne New York (credits: ACME / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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