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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sample application form, in Word format, for those interested in participating in the Headwaters Incubator Farm program.
A short business plan outline and links to resources that can help farmers develop this document, which is required for enrollment into the Headwaters Incubator Program.
An example of the farmer manual from the Headwaters Incubator Program that explains basic rules and parameters for participation in the program.
An example of promotional materials for events at the Horn Farm Center incubator project.
Job description for the farm manager position at the Horn Farm Center incubator project.
An example of an application form from the Horn Farm Center incubator farm.
Information about the application process to become part of the Horn Farm Center incubator project.
Two-page overview of the incubator project run by the Horn Farm Center in York,
A presentation from the 2015
NIFTI National Field School by Aley Kent from the International Rescue Committee.
“Community-based” and “participatory” are big words in our work world of late. But what do we really mean by this? And how do we build programs that build farmer participation in a way that maintains the integrity of our educational programs? This session will share some key tools that can help you to navigate increased participation without losing your marbles.
Draft template for a specialty crops 25 acre incubator business plan. Provides sample language to outline an incubator's marketing, management, and financial plans.