We appreciate the publicity for our new listserve. However, the name of
the Farming Alternatives Program (FAP)/NE Sustainable Ag. Working Group
(NESAWG) listserv described in the posting is:
"Farming Alternatives has a new email listserve for discussing
agriculture development in the Northeast. Its focus is on strategies for
improving the economic vitality of farming in the region. Topics for
discussion include: market development for farm products, value-added
processing; economic development resources for agriculture; fostering
diversification; assisting beginning farmers and farm transfers;
agritourism and other development strategies."
You can subscribe to the listserv by sending the following e-mail
1. In the <bold>TO</bold> field of your message, type
2. Leave the <bold>Subject</bold> field blank
3. In the body of the message type -- subscribe FAP-NE-AG-DEVEL-L and
then your first and last name, e.g.:
subscribe FAP-NE-AG-DEVEL-L John Doe
4. If you use an automatic signature block, turn it off
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>From: "Elizabeth Henderson" <<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Sustainable and Profitable
>Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 21:51:42 -0400
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>Dear Greg and Lei,
>The questions you are asking about sustainability and keeping farms
>financially are just the ones we are looking at here in Wayne County in
>Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. In fact, there are several
>counties involved in this kind of planning activity. In implementing
>plan, the County Board of Supervisors added a new position to the
>department, and a month ago we hired our first Ag. Economics
>Specialist. His job will be to assist farm businesses, farmer coops,
>improve marketing, foster ag. tourism, persuade town zoning boards to
>farm business friendly zoning, and work with out board to develop a
>farmer program for the county.
> The Farming Alternatives Program(FAP)at Cornell and the NE
>Ag. Working Group received a SARE Chapter 3 grant to foster a network
>people in the NE who are doing agricultural development. Even though
>are outside the region, I imagine you could join in the listserve FAP
>setting up on this topic. You access it through email@example.com.
>Your subject should be SUBSCRIBE FARMING-ALTERNATIVES-L first name
>name. The S SAWG is also working in this area, fostering value added
>enterprises on farms or using local farm products. I do not know the
>specific projects, but I recall that the MW SARE has funded projects
>value-added and improved marketing for local farm products too.
>Farming Alternatives has several useful publications - you can reach
>through Duncan Hilchey - firstname.lastname@example.org.
>Yes, farms must survive economically to be sustainable. The mission
>statement of the National Campaign for Sustainable Ag. is
>viable, environmentally sound, socially just and humane."
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