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.
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.
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.
"Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network's (CISFN) mission is to promote the development of local food systems in Central Illinois through farmer support and training. Network members are committed to sustainable farming and are willing to share knowledge and participate in learning opportunities."
"Central Illinois Farm Beginnings (CIFB) is a full-year program for anyone wanting to engage in sustainable, entrepreneurial farming, and consists of eight full-day seminars on business planning, a series of on-farm field days, and customized mentorships with area farmers.
Through Central Illinois Farm Beginnings, you will:
"Farm Commons is a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to providing farmers with the proactive legal counsel they need to become the stable, resilient foundation of a community-based food system. We deliver accessible, affordable legal services to local, organic, and direct-market farmers.
"Here, every day and in every way, students farm. Growing food for a 175 member CSA, a vibrant Farmers' Market and a 50 member meat CSA and managing 150 acres of productive forest land is the core of life and learning on the farm. Here students learn to farm by farming.