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.

Consumer Skills Training Materials- English

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Consumer skills training materials from the International Institute of Saint Louis. Materials include information on how to be an informed consumer, important documentation, different types of insurance, and additional helpful resources.

Consumer Skills Training Materials- Karen Translation

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Karen translation of consumer skills training materials, from the International Institute of Saint Louis. Materials include information on how to be an informed consumer, important documentation, different types of insurance, and additional helpful resources.

Credit Workshop

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Workshop materials from the International Institute of Saint Louis, providing information on credit and lending products from financial institutions. Materials include information on credit, loan products, establishing a credit history, and debt.

Credit Workshop- Khmer translation

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Khmer translation of workshop materials from the International Institute of Saint Louis, providing information on credit and lending products from financial institutions. Materials include information on credit, loan products, establishing a credit history, and debt.

Crop Calendars 2012

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Powerpoint Presentation for farmer training on crop calendars and planting timelines for a variety of crops specific to New Hampshire. Outlines the frost free period and common planting dates for cold season and warm season crops. Northeast Region. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Low. Keywords: New Hampshire, planting, tomatoes, broccoli, beets, onion, green peppers, radishes, cucumber, arugula, beans,carrots, lettuce, potatoes, zucchini, melons, sweet corn, cabbage

Crop Planning Sheet

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Crop planning sheet than provides space for farmers to record how much of each crop they planted over course of the season, including specific of frequency, successions, and materials needed.

CSA Class - 2 of 3

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Power point presentation for farmers with customer's feedback about their CSA.  Needs to be adapated to specific programs, useful outline.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming level: Beginning. Literacy Level: low/moderate.  Key Words: CSA, feedback, customer service.

Curriculum Development 2015 Field School

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A presentation from the 2015 NIFTI National Field School in Durham, NC. Presentations by Alice Topaloff of ISU Extension and Nikki Siebert Kelley of Lowounty Local First explore how to develop and refine your Incubator Farm Project's curriculum usining currently available models. 

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