Beginning Farmer Program Evaluation Resource Library

The Beginning Farmer Program Evaluation Resource Library is a compilation of materials to assist beginning farmer and rancher training programs to conduct evaluation.

This Resource Library was created as part of the Gaining Results through Evaluation Work (GREW) project, funded through a US Department of Agriculture Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant. This project supports the development of strong, effective and long-lasting farmer and rancher training programs so that beginning farmers enter the field of farming and establish successful farm businesses.

This library contains hundreds of resources focused on running effective and thorough program evaluations collected by the GREW team. Some resources focus explicitly on farming projects and others provide more general program evaluation instruction. You can use the topic of interest buttons below to search for the types of materials of interest or you can type a search directly “I’m looking for…” bar.

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Source: Western SARE

This link takes you to a page with a number of other items, just click on "Western SARE Survey" to be taken to a section where you can down load the .docx of the survey. Project leaders should use this survey and evaluation tool at workshops and other events that take place as part of their Western SARE-funded project, but this survey may provide inspiration for other programs looking to develop post-program surveys.

Source: Center for Whole Communities

This webpage provides a place where you can request to download the Whole Measures document. Find more information about their evaluation template on the other pages of the website.

Workshop Evaluation for All Programs

This survey is an evaluation tool administered by field staff and used for many different types of Land for Good programs. It covers a range of audiences and data is used for BFRDP reporting purposes and includes self-reported knowledge, attitude, and behaviors.