New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Raising Money for Your Incubator Project

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  • Digital Download

An excerpt from the Farm Incubator Toolkit about funding your incubator project. Provides strategies, specific federal resources, and advice on how to keep your project funded for the long term.

Livestock Training for New Farmers

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  • Digital Download

A brief overview of New Entry's livestock training program, designed for beginning farmers—particularly those with limited resources—who wish to start or scale up a small pasture‐based livestock or poultry enterprise.

2012 Farmer Manual

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  • Digital Download

The purpose of the New Entry Farmer Manual is to provide new farmers with necessary information to participate in New Entry's training programs. The manual describes New Entry programs, payment schedules, and trainings/ farm visit schedules. It provides general farm guidelines for best practices, organic guidelines, insurance requirements, and food safety plan requirements for the marketing cooperative agreeement.

2012 Farm Site Application

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  • Digital Download

2012 application for New Entry's training farm site program. Includes eligibility requirements and basic applicant information.

Program Expectations, Rules, and Requirements presentation

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  • Digital Download

Presentation from New Entry that explains the application for land assignment process for eligible farmers, the land placement process, additional farmer commitments, and preparing farmers to transition.

Capitalizing the Incubator Farm presentation

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  • Digital Download

Presentation from New Entry that outlines incubator farm infrastructure, compares do-it-yourself projects and hired contractors, and highlights funding requirements.

New Entry Farmsite Budget

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  • Digital Download

Spreadsheet that includes revenues, site prep, equipment repair/ purchase, pest management, infrastructure, lease expenses, and electricity.

Land Allocation Rubric

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  • Digital Download

Spreadsheet that will determine scoring for farmers' land use practices through New Entry. Scored categories include fees and debts, storage, building structures, trash removal, parking, visitors, community relations, and water/ equipment use.

Massachusetts Farmland Guide

A plain language guide from New Entry that is written for beginning farmers who are looking for land to start a farm business. Includes resources to help farmers locate and secure farmland through a variety of purchasing options.

Steps for Farmland Matching in Massachusetts

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  • Digital Download

Slides from New Entry that illustrate the process of matching available farmland with farmers so that farmers can find the land they need while simultaneously conserving and utilizing the land. Outlines various tools and mechanisms that help make the connections possible.

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