Gain Experience

Program or resource provides experience to participants.

"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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The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association hosts the annual Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The series features about 40 farms and food business, several university research centers, and several educational workshops.

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The Association trains farmers how to grow food organically at its annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Organic Commodities and Livestock Conferences, and regional workshops. It also hosts farm tours and conducts research on marketing and production of organic crops.

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"Through the Ranching Legacy Program, Fellows will gain knowledge, networks and mentors, a business plan, and all three partners’ best efforts to assist them in their ranching goals.

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"The MOSES Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring Program pairs an organic farmer with one or two transitioning-to-organic farmers, to help these new to organic farmers negotiate the various USDA regulations on organic and modify their operations to meet organic standards.

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Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society (NSAS) is a non-profit, grass-roots membership organization that promotes sustainable food systems in Nebraska and sponsors an annual Healthy Farms Conference, workshops, farm tours, and field days.

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NESFI promotes small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers. The Institute offers workshops, regional and online resource libraries, sustainable resource management demonstrations, short courses, and business and skill training for farmers.

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MOFGA "helps farmers grow organic food, fiber and other crops; protect the environment; recycle natural resources; increase local food production; and support rural communities." MOFGA offers a journeyperson program; farmer-to-farmer conference; Common Ground Education Center; short courses, workshops, and other education and technical services;

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