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

Increasing Participation in Your Program


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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.

Incubator Business Template


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Draft template for a specialty crops 25 acre incubator business plan. Provides sample language to outline an incubator's marketing, management, and financial plans.