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COVID-19 Collected Resources For Farmers

COVID-19 Collected Resources for Farmers

We are compiling a list of resources for farmers who are working through challenges brought about by COVID-19.  This list is constantly updated, so please check back frequently.

AGW Resources

  • COVID-19 Collected Resources for Producers—your landing page for all AGW resources related to farming during the pandemic
  • AGW Online Shopping—connects consumers with AGW-certified products available for online order with both national and regional delivery. Make sure you’re listed, and please be in touch with me if we need to make updates to the outlets carrying your certified products.
  • AGW Marketplace–a collection of advertisements for any products you’re seeking or selling. You can place a free ad anytime.
  • AGW Farm to Farm Sales—a collection of advertisements from AGW-certified producers. Need to advertise livestock, forage or feed or even to lease pasture for grazing? All you have to do is complete a short form to place an ad.
  • AGW Merchandise—promotional materials that are perfect for delivery boxes, farmers’ market stands and point of sale promotion.
  • AGW’s Technical Support and Farm Health Online—addressing technical questions and issues from pasture-based producers.
  • Labeling Assistance—for those of you thinking of incorporating AGW logos on your product packaging. We can and would love to help!
  • Farmer check-in videos —video interviews with AGW-certified farmers, ranchers, processors and people working in the supply chain sharing experiences, wisdom, lessons learned and messages of encouragement with producers.
  • Blog posts —on livestock management, interviews with AGW-certified farmers, industry news updates, and more added to our website regularly.

Resources

 

Grants and Financial Assistance

 

Full-Service, Shipping, Online Sales Platforms

Social Media Marketing

Taking payment (online, in-person)

Inventory Management

DIY Online Storefront and E-Commerce

There are many providers offering this service. PinnacleCart, Shopify, Wix Stores are rated highly; AGW has also used WooCommerce and been satisfied.

Shipping Resources

COVID-19 news on impacts for farmers and food businesses

  • Mother Jones article featuring Firsthand Foods who uses AGW-certified pork from the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association.
  • Civil Eats article Small Farms Also Struggle as Restaurants Shut Down Due to Coronavirus
  • Adirondack Explorer Adirondack, NY farms adapt to restock locals’ pantries
  • Civil Eats Pastured Meat Producers Are Facing Catastrophic Losses. These Efforts Could Help Them Weather The Pandemic
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