New to farming

Resources for people who are new to farming.

"The Farm Viabilty Grants are intended to foster ways to increase the income and sustainability of area farms, to encourage the establishment of new farms and to support those farmers transitioning from tobacco into other farm ventures like agritourism or pick your own sites." 

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The Beginning Farmer Center coordinates education programs and services for beginning farmer efforts across Iowa. An attorney, a full-time coordinator, and extension personnel are available by appointment for individualized consultation.

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The project "provides free assistance to small farmers, ranchers and rural residents in targeted counties of Oklahoma, encouraging them to own and operate farms and remove health and safety hazards from their homes."

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"The Iowa Legislature created the Custom Hire Tax Credit Program in 2013 as an incentive for hiring beginning farmers. 

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