Solid Ground Videos

UConn Extension is very excited to be able to provide videos for our new and beginning farmers on a variety of topics.  Below you'll find videos of recorded trainings, videos highlighting how local farms are developing their business, and other informational videos. Check out different series below and find the video that helps you best!  Looking for more videos from UConn Extension?  Visit the youtube channel to find more useful content.

Getting to the Root

Getting to the Root is a new video series being put out by Solid Ground that focuses on the entrepreneurial spirit of farm businesses in our region and highlights the unique markets farms have formed around in order to succeed and create a loyal following of consumers. Hear how these farmers identified a need, applied a unique approach to their business model and continue to innovate in their agricultural enterprises.

Getting to the root: Cut flower farming with Eddy Farm
getting to the root: niche livestock farming with BOTL farm
Getting to the root: Cut flower farming with Eddy Farm
getting to the root: niche livestock panel discussion

Marketing Your Farm

In partnership with Grown ConNECTed, we put out workshops to help farmers with marketing their farms using different tools that are easy to use, and some of them are free!  Take a look at some of these trainings to help you gain more customers for your farm and keep them!

MARKETING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITES
uSING pOINT OF sALE TO gROW bUSINESS
Relational Marketing
using canva to create marketing tools
uSING eVERY dOOR dIRECT mAILING

Agro-Ecology Series

For Our Agro-Ecology series, join us, and experts in the field, in discussing different methods to improve our soil health, build nutrients, fight off pests, and look at the overall wellbeing of our farms.  From compost, to no-till, to integrated pest management, we try to navigate the different practices that are important to our farms!

ON FARM COMPOSTING WITH ASSAWAGA FARM
TO TILL OR NOT TO TILL
ON FARM COMPOSTING

Scaling Up Videos

UConn Extension is enormously grateful to the farmers who shared their stories for this series of short videos. Our goal was to showcase a variety of ways that farmers in Connecticut have been able to get started and grow their farm business.  In these stories you'll learn about farmers that needed to find or restore farmland to expand production, build a loyal customer base for a new business, and develop their market for high quality products.

To see more videos about how to set up your farm successfully, see our partner website, Farm Risk Management.

SCALING UP: PROVIDER FARM
SCALING UP: MASSARO COMMUNITY FARM
SCALING UP: PROVIDER FARM
SCALING UP: RIVERBANK FARM
Scaling Up: Stone Gardens Farm
Scaling Up: Stuart Family Farm
Scaling Up: Sweet Acre Farm
Scaling Up: The Hickories