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The Art and Practice of Sausage Making A list of current publications from NDSU Extension Service. The materials on this site are organized by topic. Use the menu to browse for materials related to the listed topics. The educational materials listed here have been through a thorough review process and are available in hard copy from the Distribution Center unless marked otherwise. Latest NDSU Extension Publications Safe Food for Babies and Children: Heating Solid Food Safely - FN715 Whether warming bottles or solid foods, it is ALWAYS important to use safe heating practices to keep your baby happy and healthy. Grass Tetany - V1703 This publication provides clientele with overview of Grass Tetany, symptoms of the disorder, and management guidelines to prevent the disorder. Look After Your Eyes - FN710 This is a short guide to age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the United States for people over age 60.

Home | Capitalism 3.0 MOSES | Financial Management Resources Books | Budgeting Templates | Business Planning | General Resources | Goal Setting Enterprise Budgeting Tools | Government Programs | Labor and Employment Information Loans and Funders | Software | Taxes | Risk Assessment Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows Templates Iowa State University – Financial Statements Worksheet (Excel) Oklahoma State University – Farm Balance Sheet (PDF) Oklahoma State University – Receipt Tracker (PDF) Oklahoma State University – Expense Tracker (PDF) Oklahoma State University – Income Statement (PDF) Benchmarks of Yields and Prices Iowa State Ag Decision Maker – Offers data for benchmarking at WI Center for Dairy Profitability – Benchmarks for dairy farms, both organic and non-organic, including grazing operations. Wisconsin Dairy Ratio Benchmarking Tool (WisDRBT) – Allows you to compare your financial ratios to your farm’s past performance, and do a comparative analysis with the industry. Books Making Your Small Farm Profitable. 1999. Software

Tips on Making Sausage - Gourmet Recipes from SausageMania! Capitalism 3.0 Book: Peter Barnes. Capitalism 3.0: Enriching Ourselves By Enhancing Our Commons, Berrett-Koehler, 2006. It is also available at the excellent On the Commons blog, where it is downloadable for free in pdf format. URL = See also: From the publisher: "Our current version of capitalism — the corporate, globalized version 2.0—is rapidly squandering our shared inheritances. Barnes shows how capitalism — like a computer—is run by an operating system. Barnes proposes a revised operating system — Capitalism 3.0 — that protects the commons while preserving the many strengths of capitalism as we know it. Capitalism 3.0 offers a practical alternative to our current flawed economic system. Capitalism 3.0 as third stage of capitalism Otto Scharmer: Capitalism 3.0: An (as-yet-unrealized) intentional and inclusive eco-system economy that upgrades the capacity for collaboration and innovation in all sectors and systems."

Buy Fresh Buy Local Iowa MembersAs a member of a Buy Fresh Buy Local Iowa Chapter, you make your business easier for customers to find and understand. Local foods directories, farm tours, local foods meals and more are all ways that chapters work together to better connect farmers, markets, restaurants and consumers. Contact your local BFBL Iowa chapter to learn more about membership! SupportersWant to see more local foods in your local grocery store? Do you think that school kitchens should buy from local farms? Are you concerned about where food at your local care center comes from? Joining BFBL as a supporter is easy - call or email the contact listed on your chapter's page to find out how to join your chapter! Photo: Seed Savers Exchange; credit Joanna Hamilton. Local food... Tastes betterHelps the local economyIs healthierIs saferSupports family farmsIs better for the environment Photo: One Step at a Time Gardens; credit Joanna Hamilton.

Preserving Food Safely - S You may be looking for a website belonging to one of the following: College of Agriculture & Natural Resources The founding college of Michigan State University, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers academics in 13 departments, schools and other programs. Visit CANR » MSU Extension Michigan State University Extension is focused on bringing knowledge- based educational programs to the people of the state to improve lives and communities. Visit MSUE » AgBioResearch Formerly known as the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, AgBioResearch is one of the largest research organizations at Michigan State University. Visit AgBioResearch »

How to Kickstart your Local Sharing Movement with a ShareFest In the spirit of the #SharingSpring, Sharing Cities Network and Get2Gether communities (with the Center For A New American Dream) are hosting local ShareFests in cities around the world. Focused on the transformational experience of sharing, these events will be co-created by sharing organizations and the public. 20 cities in the Sharing Cities Network have already committed to hosting ShareFests so far. And many more have expressed interest. You can sign up here to help organize a ShareFest in your city! ShareFests are participatory events designed to connect the local sharing economy that range in size from intimate 20 person sharing events within community organizations like timebanks, to large three day public gatherings with over 3,000 people! ShareFest Ghent repair cafe ShareFests are the perfect opportunity to bring people together who are just as interested in sharing and excited to create a more sharing city together. What can a ShareFest include?

Mission | Evo Farm To cultivate resilient communities by producing high yields of produce that are distributed truly locally, using the latest technology, zero waste, minimal water while encompassing best practices in environmental stewardship with economic and social stability. Why Urban Farming? Food is the common thread that can help mitigate many of the world’s problems including climate change, peak oil, and chronic disease. Why Urban Aquaponics? Aquaponics is a unique approach to sustainable food production, which merges hydroponics (soilless food production) and aquaculture (fish farming). Of all of the food production methods, aquaponics has the highest yields and uses the least amount of water with no waste. Check out our upcoming Aquaponic Classes.

Raw Food SOS: Troubleshooting on the Raw Food Diet Commons Way of Life vs. Market Way of Life by Silke Helfrich The market has always been with us. What’s new about life in the last three hundred years — and especially the last thirty — is that the buying and selling of goods is the overriding goal of human civilization. The market is seen not just as an efficient way to do some things — it’s increasingly heralded as the only way to organize our society. The market has become the ruling paradigm of the world, a way of life that is wiping out efficient, equitable and sustainable commons-based practices. Commons Way of Life vs. Further Reading: Ecuador Takes First Step Toward a Commons Economy

Permaculture Voices Podcast 034: Permaculture 2.0, Designing a Profitable Broadacre Perennial Farm with Grant Schultz | Permaculture Voices. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Grant Schultz joins me to talk about developing a perennial polyculture in the middle of row-crop corn and soy country Iowa. He discusses a lot of the innovation and developments taking place on his farm, including some really innovative ways of doing GPS keyline design. We spend a lot of time talking about the business of farming. The importance of monitoring cash flows and being cash flow positive. Key Takeaways: Importance of making your operation cashflow the whole time. Quotables: “When you smell something and it gives you a headache, that’s kind of a clue to not make that a part of your life for the rest of your life.” Why Keyline? Get evenly distributed moisture in the soil so yields are optimized. GPS Keyline layout on a computer. Grant’s GPS Keyline Workshop: August 2-3 2014 VersaLand has been applying GPS technology to Keyline design and development, making the whole process smooth and easy. Simple and fun, just how we like it. VersaLand

Sustainable Table Sustainable Agriculture - The Basics Sustainable agriculture provides healthy food for consumers while protecting the environment and human health, safeguarding animal welfare and supporting local communities. Questions to Ask Asking questions is the best way to ensure that you're purchasing sustainably raised, healthful foods and supporting sustainable farmers. Here are some questions to get you started. Handouts Help promote sustainable food and save family farms. Projects and Events The GRACE Food Program is proud to actively participate in the burgeoning food movement. Food Waste In the US, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply every year.