NIFTI Training Materials

The National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) offers over 200 resources compiled from dozens of organizations across the country related to best practices for Incubator Farm Projects.

From sample curricula, to farmer leases and manuals, to site management protocols, NIFTI's library contains a wide range of tools to help your organization better serve beginning farmers.

If you have a resource you would like see, or one you would like to share with the NIFTI community of practitioners, contact Brianna: brianna.bowman@tufts.edu.

Vegetable Identification

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  • Digital Download

An illustrated guide of common vegetables grown and eaten in Vermont.

Wash Station Rules

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Wash station rules for before and after washing to ensure safety.

Wholesale Markets

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  • Digital Download

Powepoint presentation for farmers about pricing vegetables for wholesale versus retail markets.  Also includes information about planting and American's preferences.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Moderate.  Key Words: kale, hot peppers, radishes, marketing, business planning.

Wholesale Packing Resource Guide

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Plain lanugage guide from New Entry for people who want to learn about selling to supermarkets, produce distributors, restaurants and institutions. The guide explains packing requirements and aims to help farmers decide if it makes sense for them to enter the wholesale market.

Your Farm is a Business

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Presentation from New Lands Farm on planning for your business and making a profit: outlines how to create a business plan with an emphasis on profit, crop specifics, and competition.

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