This is a great time to be farming!
There is an abundance of valuable resources available to aspiring farmers and seasoned business owners including business & financial planning assistance, production techniques, marketing ideas, and much more.
Beginning Farmer Websites
UVM Ag Businesses Resources– University of Vermont website that is a rich source of educational information including webinars, fact sheets, the Land Access Database, Toolsheds on Business Management, Marketing, and Production. A great place to start!
Vermont Agency of Agriculture Resource Guide for Vermont’s New and Aspiring Farmers
UNH Resources for Aspiring Farmers
Beginning Farmers.Org– National website with resources and links to excellent information useful to people starting out in agriculture.
Northeast Beginning Farmer Project– Cornell University site run by a team of educators who care deeply about supporting the success of new farmers.
Missouri Beginning Farmers
Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine
Virtual Grange– Online community and hub for beginning farmers, managed by Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
ATTRA: Beginning Farmer
USDA New Farmer Website
Organizations and Associations
New Hampshire Farms Network
Land for Good
Women’s Agricultural Network (WAGN)
Northern Grain Growers Association
Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association
Vermont Grass Farmers Association
Vermont Beef Producers Association
Vermont Fresh Network
Small and Beginning Farmers of New Hampshire
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG)
USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program
FarmAid Beginning Farmer Resource Guide
National Good Food Network
Community Involved in Sustainable Agriculture
New Hampshire Farm Bureau
Business Planning, Marketing Resources, Access to Capital, etc.
UVM Extension Farm Viability
UVM Farmer Training Program
Vermont Fresh Network
Dig In Vermont!
Center for an Agricultural Economy Small Business Agricultural Advising
Vermont Farmers’ Market Association
Vermont Farmers’ Markets
Vermont Small Business Development Center
Pam Knights Communications
Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program
New Hampshire Small Business Development Center
Upper Valley SCORE
USDA Farm Service Agency Beginning Farmer and Rancher Loans
Yankee Farm Credit
New Hampshire Community Loan Fund’s Food and Farm Initiative
Center for Rural Affairs Beginning Farmer Loan Programs
Small Business Administration
Cornell Small Farms Program
Apprenticing, Mentorship & Incubation
Research, Innovations, & Technical Support
Regulations & Other Resources
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture Weekly Market Bulletin
Vermont Agency of Agriculture Agriview
Growing for Market
Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start-Up to Market– Vern Grubinger
Organic Farmers Business Handbook – Richard Wiswall
The QuickBooks Farm Accounting Cookbook -Mark Wilsdorf