NYFEA, the National Young Farmer Educational Association, is the official adult student organization for agricultural education as recognized by the United States Department of Education. As an association that educates agricultural leaders, NYFEA unites members from the individual farmer to large corporations.
Through funds from a USDA grant, beginning women farmers in the Northeast will learn more about whole farm planning in a program developed specifically for women. This program includes: One-on-One Mentorships, On-Farm Field Visits, Business & Financial Planning Training, Network of Women Farmers
The Beginning Farmer Program involves a three-way transaction between the lender, the borrower and Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA). The borrower must be a Beginning Farmer which is defined as an individual who has never owned farmland which is equal to or greater than 30 percent of the median county farm acreage.
The Farm Reinvestment Grant is a competitive matching grant program for diversification or expansion of existing farm family businesses. These grants will be awarded on the basis of the quality of the business plan that is a part of the application. The farmer applicant must match or exceed the amount of the grant being requested.
The Farm Transition Grant Program (FTG) is a competitive matching grant program. Producers and agriculture cooperatives may apply for this grant and may receive up to $49,999 in matching funds. A producer and an agricultural cooperative match must be at least 50% and may not include in-kind services.
The Authority has an active insured loan program for agricultural capitol purposes. These long-term loans are offered at a variable rate determined by prime plus 1/2 percent and LIBOR plus 2 percent adjusted annually. A mortgage on real estate is required.
The Idaho Agricultural Development Loan Program offers financing and assistance to individuals and organizations in Idaho whose Agricultural projects or efforts will provide for Rural Economic Development in Idaho and who cannot obtain credit from conventional sources.
The Beginning Farmer Bond Program provides affordable financing to farmers by using federally tax exempt bonds ("Aggie Bonds") to reduce the interest rate on a loan to purchase farmland. This program can be used between a buyer and his/her local lender or between a buyer and the seller for a contract purchase.
The Farm Purchase Guarantee Program (FPG) is designed to enhance credit availability for farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses to purchase farm land. Loans may be made to purchase farmland, construct or repair buildings and other facilities, and improve farmland to promote soil and water conservation.
The Young Farmer Guarantee Program allows farmers to make capital purchases that will expand or upgrade their operation. Loans are made by local lenders who receives an 85% guarantee of the principal and interest on the loan.
"Farm Beginnings is a Land Stewardship Project initiative that provides opportunities for beginning and transitioning farmers to learn firsthand about values clarification and goal setting, whole farm planning, business plan development, and low-cost, sustainable farming methods."
Ranching for Profit is a one-week residential business school for livestock producers that explores integrated grazing, animal, and business management. Training focuses on strategic restructuring of farm/ranch business to ensure sustainable profit while improving the land.
"The goal of the Direct Marketing Initiative for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in South Texas is to enhance the sustainability of beginning farmers and ranchers in a 34-county region of South Texas—specifically targeting limited-resource Hispanic producers that are often immigrant and first-generation farm workers—by helping them to successful
The non-profit Regenerative Design Institute offers two-week and one-year permaculture design certification courses. Workshops, courses and events focus on permaculture design, nature awareness, wild-crafting, and community leadership.
The Solar Living Institute promotes sustainable living through environmental education. The Center offers courses and workshops on biofuels, alternative transportation, permaculture, organic food, renewable energy, alternative livestock production, and home building. It sponsors seven-month, on-site, work-trade Internships.
"Legal and Technical Support for Minnesota's Promising Beginning and Immigrant Farmers is to stabilize and expand the population of socially disadvantaged and limited resource beginning farmers who have the knowledge to make the informed decisions necessary to successfully own and operate family farms.
"To assist beginning Navajo farmers and ranchers become successful producers and agricultural business entrepreneurs while restoring and preserving their natural resource base through sustainable agricultural practices and conservation efforts.
"Encourages and supports socially disadvantaged farmers to successfully own and operate their own farms businesses. NASAP provides training, on-farm workshops and one-on-one consultation to recently resettled refugee and immigrant farmers living in the greater Lewiston and Portland Maine areas and Manchester, NH.
"The goal is for absentee forest landowners to learn science-based information to practice sound, sustainable, and progressive management of their forested properties while conserving (wise use) forest, soil, and water resources in accordance with their management objectives.
"The goal of this program is to increase the success of beginning farmers and ranchers in the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania. The Program aims to enhance the success of beginning farmers by providing education and hands-on training in: production, marketing, financial management, land acquisition, and other resource acquisition."
Provide quality cultural, academic and vocational education and services for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation through developing and disseminating educational curricula and training materials and by providing participants with workshops, seminars, demonstrations, both on campus in New Town, and on-site, one on one or at locations near the
The Building Environmental Leaders in Animal Agriculture (BELAA) project has several objectives: Reward proactive young & beginning animal ag producers for environmental stewardship through the "Environmental Leader" award program, Develop educational modules for use by classroom teachers, extension staff, young farmer & r
"The overall goal of this project is to increase the number of small family farms in Florida through an innovative, multi-faceted program that links non-governmental organizations, the University of Florida's teaching and extension programs, established farmers willing to mentor new farmers and beginning small family farmers."
"Project activities focus largely on experiential-based learning strategies in farm business incubators that provide beginning farmers with access to land, equipment and irrigation infrastructure. We work with the growing Latina/o demographic among farmers in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties of California."
"The KyFarmStart website is designed as an online learning tool to provide beginning farmers with a variety of resources including access to publications and links, as well as learning lessons designed specifically for beginning farmers.
Growing Power has a three-pronged approach to "provide important opportunities for individuals and communities to network with each other as they work in partnership to promote food security and environmentally sound food production practices." They sponsor on-site workshops and hands-on demonstrations, offer education and technical assistance,
The Iowa Beginning Farmer Loan Program (BFLP) was established in 1981 to assist new farmers in acquiring agricultural property. Beginning Farmer Loans are financed by participating lenders or contract sellers with the issuance of federal tax-exempt bonds offered by the Iowa Agricultural Development Authority (IADA).