Background Material

Basic Business Planning and Recordkeeping with Refugee and Immigrant Populations NIFTI 2015

A presentation from the 2015 NIFTI National Field School by Kelly Owensby of Transplanting Traditions, Jess Soulis of LSIowa, and Katie Painter of Global Gardens. 


Discover how three refugee-focused Incubator Farm Projects manage business planning and recordkeeping. 

Details of NASAP Responsibilities & Costs for Program Levels

Document from Cultivating Community that highlights free resources, costs, and responsibilities for various levels of participants at the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project. Includes information for community gardeners, beginning farmers, intermediate farmers, and advanced farmers. Resources provided at free or discounted rates for the different groups include land, supplies, tractors, transportation, and other services.

NASAP Land Survey Questions

Survey of questions developed by the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) to evaluate potential land for beginning farmer training programs.

Lease Agreement for RAPP Grantees Training Site

A sample lease for a property being leased by the operators of a refugee and immigrant focused beginning farmer training program.

Farley Center Farm Incubator Application - 2014

Example of an application form from the Farley Center Farm Incubator - bi-lingual English and Spanish.

Farm Hygiene - Translated into Kirundi

Farm hygiene document translated into Kirundi.

NASAP Mutual Agreement

Agreement between New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP) and participants, regarding the farm business plan. Includes NASAP responsibilities, participants' responsibilites, and farmer committee overview.

Sample land lease agreement

Sample land lease agreement from Cultivating Community's NASAP program, which coordinates a farm training program that serves recent immigrant farmers in the greater Lewiston and Portland, Maine areas.

"Among Hmong" or "Come Here Khmer"

An introduction to the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. PowerPoint format.


Being Hmong Means Being Free

A documentary exploring the history and culture of the Hmong people who have settled in the U.S. between 1975 and the 1990s.

Wisconsin Public Television & NEWIST/CESA7



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