Are you a law student who wants to help shape the local and sustainable food system? Well, you are in luck! Farm Commons is currently accepting applications for a summer 2016 intern. Please see below for more information and how to apply, and feel free to pass on to anyone who might be interested!
INTERNSHIP POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
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Ahh the winter… a time for farmers to kick back, relax, and catch up on all that reading that they missed over the season. Right? Ha! We know that for many farmers, this is the time that they relocate from the fields to their desks to plan, learn, and strategize. We are here to help.
This winter, Farm Commons has eight new tutorials in our Farm Law Education Series as well... Read More »
Here at Farm Commons, we have a passion for the law. Well, okay, we admit our education and outreach manager, Laura, is still working on developing that passion. Laura's non-lawyer perspective helps us realize how the law can be a bit dry for some folks. We respond by making our guides and tutorials engaging with stories, graphics, real-life examples, and plain language.
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Hi everyone! It’s Laura here. I’m writing to you from New York, where the leaves are just beginning to change colors and the briskness of fall is detectable in the early mornings. Fall has always been a favorite season of mine, and it still evokes that feeling of a “fresh start” leftover from my school days. I find the season to be a bit electric.
This fall is an exciting period of new... Read More »
The busy season is upon us! Farmers are out in the fields, running CSA programs, going to market, and managing their businesses. Farm Commons has also been keeping busy behind the scenes. We've been working on a number of initiatives to increase the amount of support and legal education we can provide. Here is some of what we have going on:
Farm Commons Website Tune-Up... Read More »
As you may have noticed, the Farm Commons website got a snazzy update! We’re really excited about the new capabilities of the site. Keep reading to learn about some of the new features and a few guidelines for use.
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The first step to unlocking the full potential of the Farm Commons website is to create an account at... Read More »
Hi folks! A quick note to let you know about financing opportunities through the USDA’s Farm Services Agency (FSA). The agency provides real estate loans for farmers who are looking to purchase farmland and is looking for more applicants this season. A... Read More »
This winter, there was an interesting legal case involving Oregon blueberry growers and the Department of Labor (DOL). We wanted to share this to show how some of the farm legal issues we wax on (and on) about can play out in real life. A reminder that if you are interested in learning more about employment law and how it might apply to your operation,... Read More »
Hi folks! A quick note to let you know about financing opportunities through the USDA’s Farm Services Agency (FSA). The agency provides real estate loans for farmers who are looking to purchase farmland and is looking for more applicants this season. A large portion of the money is set aside to increase access to farmland for beginning farmers, so if... Read More »
Farm Commons is hiring a Communications Associate!
A successful Communications Associate will achieve the following:
- Significantly expand the number of farmers accessing our resources and attending our webinars.
- Successfully coordinate communications and meetings for Farm Commons’ Attorney Network program pilot.
- Greatly increase awareness of Farm Commons... Read More »