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.

Financing the Farm: Applying for an FSA Loan

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Plain language guide from New Entry that is designed to help farmers apply for a Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan, in order to provide extra resources to get started, expand, or own their own farm business. The guide explains the types of FSA loans available and provides instructions for applying and making a business plan.

Flow Chart - Business Planning Variables

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Word doc flow chart for farmers to illustrate different variables that affect their business planning.  All Regions.  English Level: emerging.  Farming level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Moderate.  Key words: business.

Food Safety Survey

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Survey from New Entry that asks farmers about general food safety practices, measures taken in the field, and post harvest procedures.

Fresh Start Farms CSA Brochure

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Brochure from Fresh Start Farms, a collective of immigrant and refugee farmers, for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Brochure includes information of what is included in a share, pickup information, and payment options.

Fresh Start Farms CSA Poster

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Poster for Fresh Start Farms' Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Fresh Start Farms is an immigrant and refugee farmer collective. Poster provides information on cost, share size, and pickup.

Going to the Farmer's Market

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Powerpoint presentation for farmers on how to prepare for the market.  Includes information about how/when to process vegetables, what supplies are needed at the market and basic information about taking EBT and WIC coupons.  All Regions.  English Level: Emerging.  Farming Level: Beginning. LIteracy Level: Moderate/Semi. Key Words: farmer's market, EBT, WIC, marketing, harvesting.

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