“The Girl with Grit” – Reposted from the USDA Blog

A few of NYFC’s leaders who gathered this winter to education and organize! Starting a farm is no easy path, and overcoming financial obstacles is a huge part of the high risk of failure. New farmers often come up against high costs of land and equipment, just a couple of the many barriers to entry. If our generation is to successfully continue the American agricultural legacy, we need to work together to find solutions. Check out this great... Read More

Two Financial Assistance Programs Available from The Carrot Project

The Carrot Project is  an organization that works to support small and mid-sized farmers and farm businesses by expanding financing access and helping farmers to build successful and financially sustainable businesses through financial education.  Here are a couple Carrot Project programs that could benefit you, so check them out! The Carrot Project Current Programs Summary Across the Northeast, The Carrot Project provides financing and business... Read More

Free Finances and Management Worksheet for New Farms

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has put out a management and finances worksheet for organic farmers to test where they stand, entitled “Organic Farmers: Steps to Success.”  The tool first takes you through a series of questions on management skills and personal qualities needed to run the business so that you can see what needs improvement.  Under the financial side, it breaks down the details of the business’s financial... Read More