The primary goal of this Ku I Ka Mana New Farmer Training Initiative is to increase local food production on Hawaii Island by training, mentoring, and supporting beginning farmers as they start and sustain agricultural ventures.
"All activities below will be conducted in a culturally appropriate manner in the client's language. Curriculum will cover business filing, documentation of cash receipts and taxes. Also, the needs of marketing outlets will be identified and conveyed to clients to better align both parties' interests.
"Our goal for this project is to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of beginning minority, immigrant, and tribal farmers and ranchers in California. We will conduct training and outreach to Latino, Southeast Asian and Native farmers and mentors in 10 counties.
"SBA Direct is a dynamic Web tool that allows users to personalize their experience on SBA.gov. Just by answering a few simple questions about your (planned) business, SBA Direct brings the targeted resources you need to start, operate and grow your small business – directly to your desktop."
In order to participate in many conservation cost-share programs from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, a conservation plan is required. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) program may be used to develop comprehensive nutrient management and other conservation practice plans.
"Farm Service Agency has developed this website to provide a tool to connect retired or retiring land owners or operators with beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers who are interested in the Transition Incentives Program (TIP)."
"Formerly known as the Small, Minority Producer Grant Program, the primary objective of the SSDPG program is to provide technical assistance to small, socially-disadvantaged agricultural producers through eligible cooperatives and associations of cooperatives.
"The Farley Center farm incubator will become a regional hub of support for beginning growers. These growers will learn valuable information on organic farming, make key contacts through attendance at workshops and conferences, and have opportunities to share their own substantial knowledge of farming.