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Profits Through Small Scale Farming – Two Events Being Offered

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Touch the Soil News # 180 If you’ve ever considered getting into raising food as a career, here are two events that can give you the scoop. Learn from experts and discover low-capital-cost models that make profitable entry possible to most anyone. Get introduced to skills and business techniques important to developing better economics for yourself and community. No previous experience is necessary for either event.   Event #1 What:             Cultivating Profits with Small Scale Farming Conference (in the classroom) When:              Friday, October 16, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where:            Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina – 1200 Murchison Road Shaw Auditorium in the School of Business…

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Fleet Farming – A Portal to the Future of Food

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Touch the Soil News #174 As luck would have it, we were able to connect with Heather Grove, program director of Fleet Farming – thanks to introductions facilitated by Roxanne Christiansen of SPIN Farming. Normally, we try to keep our news pieces quite short. However, something comes out of this story on Fleet Farming that has “geometric” potential to evolve humanity in many arenas, not just food. Thus we have a little longer piece. The theme of food organized around not-for-profit endeavors is one we have covered before. This does not mean efforts at food production should go uncompensated. It means organizing something solely around financial considerations is not broad…

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Flash Announcement – Special SPIN Farming Webinar

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Touch the Soil News # 160 If you’ve ever wanted to become an urban farmer / market gardener here’s a chance to participate in an online webinar that gives you the scoop of how to do it with a minimum of capital outlay and a maximum of return. Following are the Details:   What: SPIN farming is hosting a Webinar featuring Jared Regier of Chain Reaction Urban Farm.   When: August 27, 2015 (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (make sure you log in according to your own time zone).   How: Click on the following link to register and get other details: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1043325852552174850 SPIN Farming is “production” oriented to…

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