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Community Supported Agriculture

Contracts

Urban Ag home | Table of contents A contract is any agreement (written or oral) where the parties (the people making the agreement) exchange mutual promises in return for some sort of consideration (typically money or a good) or benefit (e.g., a service). Contractual arrangements in agriculture...

Direct marketing alternatives

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 4: Roadside stands can be convenient for both producers and customers. But be sure to check local zoning and permitting rules. Photo by Edwin Remsberg, © University of Maryland—AGNR Image Library Using a direct marketing outlet allows growers to capture the...

Crop rotations and crop planning

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 15: Start thinking about crop rotation by imagining you have three beds (A, B, and C), and you plant the same crop in each bed every year. What is crop rotation and why would someone do it? Imagine a simplified urban farm with three beds: A, B, and C. In bed...

Understanding a Community Supported Agriculture Agreement: What Should Be Included in a Good CSA Membership Agreement?

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a growing business model for farms in Maryland and nationally. In a typical CSA, members pledge to help cover the anticipated costs of the farm’s production for part of or the entire season. And in return the members receive a portion of the farm’s crops...

Privacy Issues and the Use of sUAS/Drones in Maryland

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the lawful uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or more commonly as drones, are currently limited to military, research, and recreational applications. Under the FAA’s view, commercial uses of...

How do CSA Operators Manage Risks In Their Operations?

CSA operators utilize various methods to manage risks in their operations. One way can be through the membership agreement, but other ways can be utlized. Recently, a report was issued by Mayhah R. Suri and Paul Goeringer discussing the results of the work done by the Department of Agricultural and...

Community Supported Agriculture Contract and Labor Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Frederick County UME Office
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues. The workshops are free but registration is required. This workshop will be held on Feb. 26, from 9:30...

Community Supported Agriculture Contract and Labor Workshop

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues. The workshops are free but registration is required. One workshops will be held March 3, from 9:30 a...
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues...
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