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Trainer’s Toolbox

Northeast beginning farmer service providers come together to share teaching tools, resources 

The NE Beginning Farmers Project, part of the Cornell Small Farms Program, hosted the 9th Annual Northeast Beginning Farmer Learning Network (BFLN) meeting bringing together 70 service providers from extension programs, non-profit organizations, and government agencies across the NE on November 10, 2016 in Hartford, CT, as part of the NESAWG “It Takes a Region” conference.

The title of the day-long session was “Raising the Bar on Beginning Farmer Training,” and the agenda featured a presentation by Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons on the regulatory landscape of farm labor, as well as simultaneous sessions in the afternoon on Expanding the Beginning Farmer Pipeline, Top 10 Financial Metrics for Beginning Farmers, and the Full Life Cycle of Managing Farm Labor.

Find a complete agenda and links to presenter slides HERE! And check out past meetings and webinars.

Are you on our map? Add your organization and find others that are supporting beginning farmers. Find the Northeast Service Provider map HERE!