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NIFTI Fact Sheet: Considerations for High Tunnel Design and Construction

NIFTI Fact Sheet: Considerations for High Tunnel Design and Construction. Compiled from 2017 NIFTI Listserv Contributions.

Internships in Sustainable Farming: A Handbook for Farmers

A handbook developed by NOFA_NY for farmers interested in sustainable farming internships. The toolkit discusses the role of a farmer as a teacher and whether or not they are a good fit. Chapters detail designing an internship program and the selection process and provide overviews of living arrangements, how to provide a high-quality learning experience, and applicable labor regulations.

Unity College-MOFGA Partnership: Internship and 3 Credits

Describes the partnership between Unity College and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Associatoin - allowing apprentices working with MOFGA to earn academic credit. Certain academic coursework must be completed alongside the apprenticeship hours.

Recent Trends in Department of Labor Enforcement of Federal Wage and Hour Laws

This brief, prepated by Drummond and Wilson, reviews current trends in Wage and Hour enforcement and reviews differences in types of labor performed on a farm, and what qualifies as agricultural work.

Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

This fact sheet, published by the United States Department Of Labor, defines employment under the The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and outlines what conditions must be met for an intern to qualify as unpaid. The fact sheet further discusses factors that need to be considered by “for-profit” internship programs.

Background Information on New Americans

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Background Information on New Americans’ is a compilation of resources about refugees and special immigrants actively participating in refugee agriculture programs at the  International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville, VA. The information originates from a variety of sources including the IRC itself and the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides abbreviated information about the cultural practices and context from which resettled people hail, with an emphasis on diet, food traditions and agricultural
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Schedule F Explanation

This document provides the 2013 instructions from the IRS for filling out the Schedule F. Advanced. Other keywords: Finance, Entrepreneur

Advanced Business Plan Check List

Provides a checklist for creating a business plan for farmers. Sections include: description of business, paroduct/service, market, competition, product development plan, sales plan, and other sections. Advanced. Other keywords: Finance, Entrepreneur

Advanced Business Plan

This document provides an outline for a business plan including client profiles, business, market and competition, financial information and projections, operation and management plan, and business organization. Advanced. Other keywords: Finance, Entrepreneur

Beginner Business Plan

This document provides an outline for a business plan for farmers. Includes income, weekly sales, and expenses. Beginner. Other keywords: Finance, Entrepreneur

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