Powerpoint presentation for farmers about farming in Maine. Goal of presetation is to get to know the new farmers, talk about how different farms look across Maine and go over the basics of the incubator farm. Can be adapted for individual incubator farms. Paired with outline Farming in Maine class 1 of 2. Region: Maine/NE. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre. Key Words: Maine.
Training Tools and Handouts
Excel calendar template for farmers in Spanish. Identifies dates for planting, weeding, pest management, and harvesting for a variety of crops specific to the Northeast region. English level: n/a. Farming level: Beginner. Literacy level: Low.
Power point presentation for farmers with customer's feedback about their CSA. Needs to be adapated to specific programs, useful outline. All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming level: Beginning. Literacy Level: low/moderate. Key Words: CSA, feedback, customer service.
PDF outline of resources for farmers and trainers. Includes a sample powerpoint presentation about organic farming and pest management, a check list to identify pests and lists places to find helpful resources and seed companies. English Level: Developing (intermediate). Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Moderate/Semi.
PDF handout for farmers describing the different uses and harvesting times between shell peas, snap peas and snow peas. All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: low.
Draft excel spreadsheet template outlining dates for various activities for various crops, including bed preparation, seeding, watering, cultivating, and harvesting. All regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.
A presentation from the 2015 NIFTI National Field School by Kelly Owensby of Transplanting Traditions, Jess Soulis of LSIowa, and Katie Painter of Global Gardens.
Discover how three refugee-focused Incubator Farm Projects manage business planning and recordkeeping.
Word document to help farmers identify the variables in choosing different marketing options. Options covered include: farmers markets, CSAs, wholesale markets, internet markets, chain and independent grocery stores or restaurants, institutional markets, u-pick, farm stands and packing companies. All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: all. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: marketing, wholesale.
Document from Cultivating Community that highlights free resources, costs, and responsibilities for various levels of participants at the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project. Includes information for community gardeners, beginning farmers, intermediate farmers, and advanced farmers. Resources provided at free or discounted rates for the different groups include land, supplies, tractors, transportation, and other services.
A tool for evaluating prospective program farmers from the New Roots for Refugees Program - Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.