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.

Farm Budgets

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Powerpoint Presentation for farmers about basic farm budgets.  Includes explanations of a budget, expenses to be considered specifc to farming, how to calculate profits and record keeping.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Low.  Key Words:  budget, financial literacy, business planning, budgeting, business plan

Farm Expenses

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Presentation from New Farms for New Americans that outlines that basics of planning for annual expenses and capital expenses over time.

Farm Incubator Administration and Management

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Document that provides an overview of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, including history, staffing, budget, resources, activities, goals, and lessons.

Farm Incubator as a 501C3

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Document from the Farley Center that answers questions from the IRS pertaining to their application for 501(c)(3) status. Includes information on the organizations plans for farming, local food distribution, CSA sales, training and costs, educational/ charitable purpose, and yearly workshops provided. Following the submission of this information their 501(c)(3) application was approved.

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