Other Resources

The following listing showcases the variety of additional support for new farmers, from experiential-learning opportunities; to production information; academic training; publications and more!


Agroecology in Action
Putting agroecological knowledge and technologies into practice.

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
The key resource base for information about biodynamic agriculture.

Civil Eats
Civil Eats is a daily news source for critical thought about the North American food system. We publish stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities.

Farm Hack is a farmer-driven community to develop, document and build tools for resilient agriculture.

Documenting Women in Agriculture through photography.

GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
IFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 116 countries.

The Intervale Center is a nonprofit organization in Burlington, Vermont that aims to strengthen community food systems.

National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) Resources
This wiki is designed to provide easy access to a variety of resources for farm incubator projects, related to project administration, farmer recruitment and training and much more!

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service – ATTRA
ATTRA provides an on-line resource for sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, publications, events and funding opportunities.

National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC)
NYFC is a U.S. based coalition that represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success.

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
The mission of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (New Entry) is to assist people with limited resources who have an interest in small-scale commercial agriculture, to begin farming in Massachusetts. The website features plenty of useful resources for anyone interested in these issues. Check out the New Entry Lending Library & Direct Assistance section!

New England Small Farm Institute*
This 30 year plus non-profit organization promotes small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers.

NOFA-NY Social Media Strategy
The Northeastern Organic Farming Association (New York Chapter) has devised a video/PDF of best practices for social media use for farmers and producers. For more information about NOFA-NY, see here.

Rodale Institute
This non-profit organization is dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. Check out their Farming Systems Trial!

Start2Farm.gov is a database of programs and resources for beginning farmers and ranchers in the United States.

Stone Barns Centre for Food and Agriculture *
The mission of Stone Barns Center is to create a healthy and sustainable food system that benefits us all. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit institution. Check out their Young Farmers Conference!

Sustainable Agriculture Network and Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Offers a number of great (and free) resources for farmers of all levels of experience!

ToolingFarms is a filing cabinet of free on-line information and resources for local food and farms.

Virtual Grange*
The Virtual Grange is an online community and hub for beginning farmers, managed by Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)*
This organization links people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.

Women Who Farm
Women Who Farm celebrates the women working in the agriculture industry.

*Offers hands-on training opportunities.


Amazing (and free!) Publications – essential reading for any new farmer! 

ACORN’s Organic Resource Library – featuring articles, reports, notes and more on dozens of different agricultural topics!

The National Young Farmers’ Coalition Guide to Organic Vegetable Certification (U.S. Focus)

If you have any resources to share, let us know!

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