"The Farm Business Development Center at Prairie Crossing (FBDC) is a place that supports the development of successful family farm enterprises by focusing on the production and marketing of organic foods for local and regional food systems.
"Viva Farms helps new farmers get started. Our farm incubator provides: Land, equipment and infrastructure, Education, training and technical assistance (bilingual- Eng/Esp), marketing and distribution support, and start-up loans.
"This program: (1) Provides diverse, supportive, and cohesive formal apprenticeship program and resources to beginning farmers in each Northeast state; (2) Implements a pilot Journeyperson program in each Northeast state to better serve beginning farmers in the startup and re-strategizing phases; (3) Supports beginning farmers who have begun fa
This program houses an ongoing peer support network, culturally appropriate training and technical services, and farm and business incubation facilities. Participants will learn about markets, globalization, cooperatives, and production.
"Farmers in this program are provided with the information, know-how, skills, and techniques needed to make informed decisions to enhance the success of their farm enterprise. This is achieved through education and training in crop production, small livestock production and farm financial management.
"The programs provides education, technical assistance, coaching and mentoring to beginning farmers in topic areas of production and management strategies, business management and decision support, marketing strategies, legal strategies, and topics related to processing safe and nutritious food.
The program includes an incubator farm to provide beginning farmers with access to land, equipment, and mentoring while they hone their skills and establish their businesses, a shared equipment bank, and the development of an online decision-making exploration tool and farm business course modules to improve access to regionally-relevant inform
The purpose of the Oklahoma Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program is to assist beginning farmers and ranchers with training, resources, and mentoring. At the end of this course, participants will have a plan to establish or improve farm enterprises, and have the resources to move forward and be successful.