A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide, you will learn about: production risk; marketing risk; financial risk; worker risk; legal risk; strategies to manage risk.
The Integrated Poultry, Livestock And Agroforestry Production And Training For New And Beginning Farmers And Ranchers program at the University of Arkansas has created a modular learning program that provides information on poultry, small livestock and agroforestry operations, as well as information on business development and farm safety.
"Farm Stewards may develop their own businesses at the Seed Farm in years two and three of the training program. The Seed Farm rents land, infrastructure, and equipment at reduced rates. The Seed Farm also provides mentorship to help Farm Stewards successfully start their new farm businesses.
The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program is a 2-year program established by GrassWorks and the Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) with the support from USDA-NIFA's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. It is composed of 4000 paid hours of training over two years (the equivalent of a full-time job).
"The South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management at Mitchell Technical Institute is a newly organized place dedicated to assisting agriculture producers in South Dakota to become better business managers.
"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."
"Hands-on training program for serious aspiring farmers and market gardeners. Groundswell’s New Farmer Training Project aims to increase the number, diversity, profitability, and environmental sustainability of area farmers by providing training, mentoring, business planning support, and affordable access to land at EcoVillage in Ithaca."
"This project is designed to assist new and beginning farmers in obtaining access to information, services, technical assistance, funding and business development support for their agricultural enterprises.