Twelve case studies of farm incubator projects from across the U.S. conducted by the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative. Each case study is four full pages of information, including basic demographics (legal structure, numbers of staff and farmers served, acres, programs offered, etc.) as well as detailed discussions of project background, structure, operations, project management, lessons learned, and much more. The case studies also provide links to supplementary documents that offer insight and examples of the organization's work.
Annotated list of resources compiled by the New Entry Sustainable Farm Project to assist incubator farm operations. Includes goverment programs, private companies, NGOs, grassroots groups, and consultants.
Word document outline for fees due to incubator farm from farmers. Should be adapted to specific incubator farm projects. All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming level: n/a. Literacy Level: Low. Key Words: fees, organizational maintenance.
A brief overview of New Entry's farmland matching program, which helps connect farmers who get started on the incubator sites with available farmland in Eastern Massachusetts. Document includes program history, staffing, resources, and key activities.
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.
Growing Food Connections, a federally-funded research initiative to strengthen community food systems nationwide, has compiled over 100 policies governing issues as diverse as public investment in food systems, farmland protection, local food procurement and food policy council resolutions.