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.

Our physical library at our offices in Beverly, MA contains books, CD's, DVD's periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer.

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

Steps for Farmland Matching in Massachusetts

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Slides from New Entry that illustrate the process of matching available farmland with farmers so that farmers can find the land they need while simultaneously conserving and utilizing the land. Outlines various tools and mechanisms that help make the connections possible.

Strategic Partnerships Worksheet

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The Strategic Partnerships worksheet is a simple tool for helping you identify partners and how they can support your organization's work.

The Beginning Farmer Quiz

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Quiz from New Entry that is designed to help beginning farmers identify important characteristics that will support getting started in farming.

Training and Technical Assistance for New Farmers

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An overview of New Entry's training and technical assistance program for new farmers. Includes history and context, information on staffing, resources, key activities, and lessons learned.

Training Farm Site Guidelines 2012

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Document from the New Americans Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) that lists all training farm site guidelines for Packard Littlefield Farm.

Training on Cash Flow

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Training presentation put together by the University of Arizona's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, outlining the basics of recordkeeping, cash flow forms, and sample transactions.

Vegetable Grower's Guide to Organic Certification

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Guide from the National Young Farmers Coalition to help farmers address the challenges to organic certification and explore the decision of certification on their own farms. Certification can help beginning farmers as they start their own operations by boosting marketing and helping them connect with larger potential customer bases. The guide includes a  history of organic certification, an overview of certification, a step-by-step guide with tools and examples, and further reading and sources for seeds and materials.

Wash Station Rules

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

Webinar Slides: Lowcountry Local First

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A Conversation with Lowcountry Local First and the Responsive Evolution of an Incubator and Apprenticeship Program presented by Brian Wheat, Lowcountry Local First, Friday, May 11th, 2018.

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