A presentation from the 2015 NIFTI National Field School on Program Evaluation by Dr Noah Ranells of NC A & T State University Cooperative Extension Program and Eugenia Gusev of the International Rescue Committee.
Program Evaluation, both qualitative and quantitative, is critical to all new farmer training programs. The Most Significant Change technique ( MSC), a qualitative and participatory story driven evaluation methodology will be presented for its use in agriculture development programs across the world. Quantitative evaluation options for training program sustainability and participant entrepreneurial success will also be shared.
Presentation from New Entry that explains the application for land assignment process for eligible farmers, the land placement process, additional farmer commitments, and preparing farmers to transition.
Program placement summary helps identify whether individuals are a good fit to be a community gardener, market gardener, advanced market gardener, or aspiring farmer. Outlines steps that should be taken for individuals within each group.
Quick guide to Farm Insurance, put together by New Entry Sustainable Farming project, which offers protection from liability charges and property damage, as well as insurance against crop failures. Outlines types of farm insurance that are available, requirements for coverage, and potential sources of farm insurance.
Annotated bibliography compiled by New Entry, which identifies resources to help farmers farmers develop successful food safety plans and practices, including good agricultural practices (GAPs), risk management planning, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Presentation from New Entry that aims to help farmers understand conservation planning, zoning, and the local advocacy process. Includes information on farmland preservation, wetland and conservation restrictions, zoning and building codes, and other environmental considerations.
Document put together by New Entry that provides an overview of the World PEAS (People Enhancing Agricultural Sustainability), Food Hub, an illustration of how to successfully connect low-income consumers with fresh, local produce.