Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:33 pm Post subject: Launch of the North American Association of Hobby Farmers
Launched by Karen Ritchie, the Founder and President of the North American Association of Hobby Farmers (NAAHF) to provide information and community for new and experienced small acreage farmers.
(PRWEB) January 7, 2008 – Hobby farmers are those who live on small acreage without making a full-time living from their farms. There are over 27 million hobby farm households in the U.S., and that number is growing as more people flock to the rural lifestyle.
Launched by Karen Ritchie, the Founder and President of the North American Association of Hobby Farmers, the association targets new and experienced small-acreage farmers to provide information and a sense of community as they share information on topics like: choosing a hobby farm to fit your goals; growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs; raising animals; understanding new legislation that affects small farms; and other topics of interest.
For non-members, there is free information available and a monthly e-newsletter, “Hobby Farmers News & Tips.” The Small Farm Resource Guide published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides valuable, frequently updated contact information for most U.S. states and many outlying U.S. territories.
NAAHF offers paid memberships, which allow member-only access to forums facilitated by experts in areas like: organic gardening, raising animals, and rural education. The benefits include a significant discount on a subscription to Hobby Farms magazine, the premier magazine for hobby farmers offering monthly articles on topics of interest; access to monthly tele-seminars on topics you can use; a unique bound journal to record your hobby farming experiences; valuable discounts for products you need to build your farming and ranching life. A portion of each membership is donated to The Nature Conservancy to preserve plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
For additional information on the North American Association of Hobby Farmers, contact Karen Ritchie or visit www.naahf.com.
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