"This program is to assist highly motivated novice farmers gain sufficient farming experiences to become successful farmers. The program includes classroom instruction as well as field experience and help exploring land-leasing options.
This series of five, three-day seminars teaches individuals and families how to develop and manage a farming business in the city. The program includes hands-on learning, based on the participant's individual urban farming project, and one-on-one advising.
"The goal of Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Project is to improve opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers to establish and sustain viable agricultural operations in Virginia through the development and enhancement of innovative educational programs, services, and social networks."
"The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmers program (SCNBFP) is focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of their local agricultural community by providing them with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs; sound business managers; exemplary stewards of
"The project helps farm businesses achieve family and business goals through improved management, organization, horticulture capacity, livestock management, and food preservation and includes intensive 3-hour monthly courses that integrating both business and horticultural management topics in a collaborative and hands-on environment."
BEAN Project is an Urban Agriculture initiative Market Garden Training Program covers many aspects of beginning farming, from finding land to use, how to get started with farming and access local resources, as well as how to get started with the business side of the market garden and locate outlets for the gardener’s products.
Sustainable nursery practices can increase plant marketability and reduce a nursery’s impact on the environment. This publication focuses on the sustainable production of woody and herbaceous nursery plants, both in containers and in the field.
"ASAP helps create and expand local food markets that will preserve our agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy food, and keep our farmers farming. Our mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food."
Specialty cut flower production has the potential to increase income for both small and large farms. This publication discusses several marketing channels and lists flowers suitable for various markets.