Nov 2014 - Farmer Mixer & Info Night at Alyson's Orchard

Thirty-three Monadnock farmers and their families joined us for a fun, informative evening at Alyson's Orchard. The gathering provided space to reconnect, swap challenges, ideas and resources and to speak one-to-one with farm service providers. 

Challenges facing our farmers: 

  • Access to capital and credit
  • Business management and counseling
  • Education and training
  • Selling, finding or evaluating farmland
  • Technical advice for soil production, equipment
  • What kinds of loans are available to help scale up my farm operation?
  • How can I get help with my bookkeeping and taxes?
  • How can I afford to hire a farmhand?
  • I want to diversify products, where do I begin with this?
  • How can I do better market assessments?
  • How can I find out about cost-share programs for nutrient management?
  • How can I get help finding affordable land?
  • I want to start a community garden, where do I begin?

Land For Good
Yankee Farm Credit
NH Community Loan Fund
Keller Williams Realty
Farm Service Agency
UNH Cooperative Extension
NH Small & Beginner Farmers
Jason Reimers, Environmental and Law
Hannah Grimes Center

THANK YOU to Mooselick Beer, Lucas Mediterranean Cafe, and Alyson's Orchard.