Farm location: 5854 Vera Cruz Road, Emmaus, PA 18049 Google Map 610-391-9583 ext. 16
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Partners

The County of Lehigh

Lehigh County's dedication to farmland preservation allowed the land that The Seed Farm and its Steward Farms occupy to remain farmland. Lehigh County also supports The Seed Farm through donated labor from its Parks Department - drilling The Seed Farm's well and constructing its greenhouse.

Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension educators, led by Tianna DuPont, launched the Start Farming Program in 2009, responding to increasing interest in farm start-up businesses from community members. The Program aims to enhance the success of beginning farmers by providing education and hands-on training in: production, marketing, financial management, land acquisition, and other resource acquisition. The Penn State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, Cooperative Extension; and the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #2009-49400-05869 provide funding for the Penn State Start Farming Program.

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The USDA's Risk Management Educational Partnership Program is designed to "help ensure that farmers and ranchers effectively manage their risk through difficult periods, helping to maintain America’s robust food supply and the sustainability of small, limited resource, socially disadvantaged and other traditionally underserved farmers." The Seed Farm offers risk management education to new farmers through our training and stewardship programs, mentorship and workshops.

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The Reinvestment Fund's mission is to build wealth and opportunity for low-wealth people and places through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development.

 

The Harry C. Trexler Trust awards grants to charitable organizations in the City of Allentown and Lehigh County that they deem to be "of the most benefit to humanity."

Farm Aid

 

Farm Aid features the best that music has to offer, while remaining true to its ultimate mission of keeping family farmers on their land. Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $43 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.

 

 

Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip is a pilot program, launched by Kiva, that enables individuals to make direct loans to entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Kenya. The Seed Farm is proud to be a Kiva Zip Trustee, endorsing qualified training program graduates for micro loans. Our first endorsed borrower received funding for his loan from 193 lenders in just two days! Partnering with Kiva Zip is another way for The Seed Farm to help new farmers achieve their dreams of successful farm start-up.

 

The Greater Lehigh Valley chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL-GLV) is helping residents of Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties find, choose, and appreciate great locally grown foods, while supporting the farmers and lands that produce them. 

PASA

In existence since 1992, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture(PASA) continues working to bring farmers together to learn from each other, and to build relationships between those farmers and consumers looking for fresh, wholesome, locally and sustainably produced food.

 

PA Dept of Agriculture

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture encourages, protects and promotes agriculture and related industries throughout the commonwealth while providing consumer protection through inspection services that impact the health and financial security of Pennsylvania's citizens.

Wildlands Conservancy

The Wildlands Conservancy's mission is to protect and restore critical natural areas and waterways, and educate the community to create a legacy of a healthy, sustainable, environment for future generations.

 

PA FarmLink

 

Pennsylvania FarmLink: Connecting Farmers and Landowners in Pennsylania

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Rodale, Inc., has a heritage, mission, and authority dedicated to the health and wellness of the individual, community, and planet. 

Lehigh County Department of Farmland Preservation

The Bureau of Agricultural Land Preservation works with the nine member Sterling Raber Agricultural Land Preservation Board of Lehigh County to preserve farmland within Lehigh County.

 

Lehigh County Conservation District A dynamic partnership of conservation professionals providing quality service to protect Lehigh County’s diverse natural resources through leadership, technical assistance, education, land protection, promotion of sustainable development, and protection of water and soil quality.

 

  

 

This program is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant #2009-49400-05869.

EmploymentAugust 26th, 2014

Job Openings Thank you for your interest in working at The Seed Farm. We are not hiring for any positions at this time. Internships We are currently accepting applications for a Graphic Design Intern,

Tickets on sale for The Seed Farm's 4th annual Farm-to-Table DinnerAugust 18th, 2014

Equipment Demo Day 8-6 **FREE** for farm apprenticesJuly 29th, 2014

Have a Question?

Contact Us Online or Call 610-391-9583 ext. 16

Farm Address:
5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

Mailing Address:
Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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