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Farming and Livestock Resources

Livestock and farming resources from breed profiles and rescue groups to local food, farming events and farming classes.

Find numerous local resources for farmers and livestock owners: breed profiles, breed associations, farmers' markets, local food and cooperative extension offices, organic food information and upcoming events from around the country.

Livestock Breed Profiles

Livestock Breed Profiles
Read descriptions of sheep, cattle and other species for your hobby farm.

Livestock Breed AssociationsLivestock Breed Associations
Find livestock breeders from around the country. Photo courtesy Black Watch Farms

Cilck here to get connected to a farmers' market near youFarmers’ Markets 
Databases to farmers' markets around the country are available; find them here.

Click here to find your local cooperative extension office

Cooperative Extensions 
These are the go-to experts for all types of ag-related advice.
Click here to learn more about organizations that support sustainable agricultureSustainable Agriculture
Learn more about sustainable farming systems.

Click here to find local food resources and organizationsLocal Food 
Are you a "locavore?" Resources abound for those who want to eat local!

Click here to find information on animal rescue groupsLivestock Rescue Groups
Find organizations that rescue and care for abandoned or lost farm animals.

Click here to get more information on organic food, organizations and certificationOrganic Food and Resources
Stop here for tips and information about starting and sustaining your organic farming practices.
Find past and current issues of Hobby Farms, Hobby Farm Home, Popular Farming Series and Hobby Farms books.

Click here to see the Calendar of EventsCalendar of Events
Workshops, festivals, conferences and more--submit your event, too!

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Do you know of a resource or an event you think we should include on this page, email it to us! (As with all editorial content, postings are subject to the editor's discretion.)

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Reader Comments
Hi michele,
I'd start with looking into farm animal rescues in your area. This article has more on donkey adoption: LINK
Hobby Farms Editor, Lexington, KY
Posted: 3/16/2015 6:40:26 AM
My co-worker is looking to have a donkey, the donkey her friend has needs a companion, how can she go about adopting one, she lives in Gilbertsville, Pa.
michele, Scwenksville, PA
Posted: 3/13/2015 7:11:32 PM
I think HOBBYFAMS.com is very help full, I am glad I joined, it has saved me money & helped out with better ideas to help me be more self sufficant
DAVE, Howard City, MI
Posted: 12/2/2014 2:40:39 PM
Niton, International
Posted: 4/7/2014 2:21:06 AM
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