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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.
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.
This publication is a decision-making aid for new farmers considering marketing through a new channel, outlining methods to sell wholesale and direct marketing channels.
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,