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  • Urban Farming

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    For growers in dense urban areas
    Interest:

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

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    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

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Jan 9, 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

    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...

    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

  • 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

    Mike Coolidge Canada, Alberta, Calgary

    Interests: Wheat, Canola, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    David Goddard

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

    Interests: Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Lucerne

    James Hicks

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    Ryan Nason United States, NH, Farmington

    Interests: Hunting

    Dan Westacott United States, Washington, Farmington

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

  • 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

    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

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

    Sorghum Producers

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    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

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Jan 9, 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

    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...

    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

    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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    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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    Call for applications: FoodStars Programme for Early-Stage Agri-Food Startups

    FoodStars (an initiative of World Startup Factory and Truvalu.startups) drives innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture and the food chain to secure the Dutch position as the most sustainable and circular food producer.

    We invite startups who are working on pieces of this puzzle to step forward and join our ecosystem to increase the chance of running a successful business with a real impact for a better world. We are looking for startups in various areas like food wastage, horticulture, control farming.

    Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

    Illustration Photo: Horticulture at the Urban Farm FarmOne in New York (credits: ACME / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    EU Call for Proposals: FOOD 2030 - Empowering Cities as Agents of Food System Transformation

    The proposals shall draw key learnings from existing good practices in cities that have already engaged themselves in food policies and practices (e.g. the signatories of the MUFPP). Proposals shall include a wide diversity of cities (e.g. in terms of size and geography) that also ensure a good pan-European coverage. Furthermore, proposals shall include cities that have a 'good track record' in food systems transformation, as well as less experienced cities which aspire to put food systems transformation at the heart of their policy agenda.

    Application Deadline: 22 January 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time

    Illustration Photo: Indoor fish farming at Urban Farmers Den Haag (credits: ACME / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Call for proposals: Promoting Family farming in West Africa

    The program supports projects which take into account both the following themes:

    Connecting family farming to urban and rural markets/promoting the consumption of local products

    Developing methods of sustainable agriculture/ sustainable food systems

    Deadline for the submission projects: Monday, 24 February 2020

    Illustration Photo: Family farming (credits: USAID Food and Enterprise Development Program for Liberia (FED) / Nico Parkinson / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Call for applications: Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture - Startups and R&D teams across the world

    Getting innovators, investors and corporates focused on the most pressing challenges in agriculture, generating inclusive livelihoods across the agri-food value-chain and adopting sustainable practices present a tremendous opportunity that you should not miss out on.

    Cultiv@te Challenges

    Urban Agriculture

    More than half of the world’s population lives in cities today. As we consider alternative sources of food and move our production system towards sustainability, we need to rethink food production in cities.

    Rainfed Agriculture

    More than 75% of the world's agriculture depends on rainfall. Climate change and its effects have had (and will have) tremendous impact on production, impacting food security and livelihoods.

    Livestock farming and Aquaculture

    Livestock farming accounts for the food security and livelihoods of almost 1.3 billion people. It is the most environmentally-damaging agriculture sub-sector, as the largest user of land and freshwater resources and significant greenhouse gas emitter. Aquaculture, with its specific challenges around fish feed and freshwater supply, accounts for nearly 50 percent of the world's food fish.

    Application Deadline: February 14, 2020 at 23:00 UTC+8

    Illustration Photo: Tomatoes cultivated in the Antarctic greenhouse EDEN-ISS (credits: DLR German Aerospace Center / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic (CC BY 3.0))

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