Farming 1-3 years

Resources for people who have 1-3 years of experience with farming or ranching.

The Farmer Self-Sufficiency Matrix is a self-assessment tool that allows participating farmers to track their progress through the program.  

The rubric includes sections on: farm planning, soil preparation, propagation, farm management, irrigation, pest management, financial planning, harvesting, and marketing.

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"Drawing on years of combined professional experience in the agricultural, legal, and marketing fields, FARMroots provides Greenmarket producers with a range of technical support programming designed to meet the needs of diversified farmers.

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Presentation Slides and Resources from a training offered at Fort Berthold Community College, in New Town, North Dakota, on February 21-22, 2012.

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Preparing a New Generation of Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Farmers was developed for aspiring Illinois farmers, new growers with less than five years experience, commodity farmers interested in diversifying to include fruit or vegetable production, high school and community college agriculture teachers, and community garden managers are invited

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"The  Piedmont  Farm  School  is  a  7‐month educational program that trains beginning and  transitioning  farmers  with  a  strong commitment to  operate successful small‐scale, sustainable farms. 
 

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Powerpoint Presentation on soil fertility and nutrient management for Beginning Farmers Program in Hawaii.  Includes detailed slides on nutrients, soil composition, fertilization, and water.  

 

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The Hawai'i Guide for New Farms is a helpful resource for new, emerging farmers in Hawai'i.  The guidebook was  developed by the University of Hawai'i Windward Community College's GoFarm Program by O'ahu Resource Conservation and Development Council.

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The Virtual Grange is an online community and hub for beginning farmers, managed by Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

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In North Carolina, local marketing represents the single best opportunity for new farmers to succeed, and the challenges for new farmers are largely identical with the challenges of producing and selling food to local markets. On the other hand, the local food movement needs new farmers just as much as new farmers need the local food movement.

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Women are digging in and getting down to business. HMI’s Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program is helping to show them the way. The objective of this program is to educate and empower these newcomers so they are positioned to apply Holistic Management principles and practices in order to build successful businesses.

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