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Program or resource provides experience to participants.

The Center offers courses in permaculture, sustainable agriculture, organic production, appropriate technologies, biofuels, and natural building. Apprenticeships available.

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"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."

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This program is to "help beginning and retiring farmers/ranchers enhance success of farm/ranch transfer, business viability and land stewardship. Activities fall into three areas: 1) asset and business transfer, 2) business skills and information access, and 3) statewide network of resource providers and advisors.

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The NOFA/RI Organic Farm Advisor Program provides technical guidance to teach farmers how to implement organic methods on their farms. NOFA also conducts growers workshops, offers summer tours of organic farms and gardens, and provides organic certification assistance.

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Provides education and outreach to those interested in sustainable agriculture. Operates PASA On-farm research program. Sponsors an annual Farming for the Future conference, seasonal field days and intensive learning programs. Offers marketing opportunities for producers.

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"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.

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The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a nonprofit association of individuals, groups, and organizations who are committed to rethinking agriculture through healthy food, healthy soil, and healthy farms.

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"New FARM (Farmer Assistance and Resource Management) Program is designed to assist beginning farmers increase economic viability, maintain and enhance environmental stewardship, and conserve Northwest Michigan’s rural character.

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"Community Foodworks is a comprehensive system for producing and training beginning farmers and establishing a thriving network of small farms producing and marketing sustainably-grown local foods."

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Innovative Farmers of Ohio sponsors an annual conference, conducts workshops and farm tours, offers technical assistance and mentoring programs, distributes newsletters and publications, conducts on-farm research and serves as a learning network for those committed to achieving sustainable farming practices.

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