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New Website Database to Support Beginning Farmer Success in MA

The Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts (BFN/Mass), a coalition of farmers and farm service providers in MA, have officially released their new website clearinghouse for resources and information for beginning farmers in the state.

BFN/Mass logoThe website,, is designed to allow for simple navigation through  a database of service provider-offered loan and grant programs, classes, and other services.  At the same time, the website helps farmers find farm supply companies and other agriculture-related businesses.  Also included is a blog for guest-writers to share useful farming advice and for  profiling successful Massachusetts farms to serve as inspirations for beginning farmers.

Do you work with a non-profit, farming supplier, agricultural contractor, or related government agency in the state?  Make sure you are on the map, and if not, upload your services so that those in need can find you.

This is a fantastic new resource for farmers in Massachusetts, so make sure to use it!  Not in MA?  Take a look and think about whether this sort of clearinghouse could exist in your state!

About the Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts

BFN/Mass is a coalition of farmers and farm service providers working to ensure beginning farmers’ success in Massachusetts. The group has been working since the fall of 2011 to create a coordinated website and referral network to aid in the disseminating of critical information to farmers.  The project is funded through a grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.