Introduction to the Incubator

The Farm Incubator Tool Kit: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers

PDF Toolkit from NIFTI outlining how to create a farmer incubator program. All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Advanced. Literacy Level: High.

Intro: Immigrant Farming in the US

Powerpoint presentation for farmers about immigrant farmers.  Includes definitiion of immigrant farmer, examples of what different farmers grow across the country and why being farmer is necessary to the US economy and personal livelihood.  All Regions.  English Level: Emerging.  Farming level: beginning.  Literacy Level: low.  Key words: immigrants,

2012 Communications NFNA Curriculum

Powerpoint presentation for farmers about logistics of New Farms for New Americans program.  Covers activities over the winter, marketing and sales, and logistics.  Can be adapted to other incubator projects.  All Regions.  English level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: low/semi.  Key Words: program updates, marketing, commitment, sales, logistics.

Farming in Maine Class--1 of 2

Word document outline of intro class for trainers.  Oulines the first class of the season with a goal of getting to know the new farmers, talking about how different farms look across Maine and goig over the basics of the incubator farm, with a goal of farmers being more familiar with eachother, their teachers and the surrounding farm.  Paired with powerpoint Farming in Maine part 2 of 2. Can be adapted for individual incubator farms.  Maine. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: Maine, farms, introductions.

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. 

NIFTI Webinar #11– Record-keeping for Incubator Farms and Farmers

Join the National Incubator Farm Training (NIFTI) Initiative for a webinar on record keeping for incubator farms and farmers. Learn what other projects are tracking and how they're tracking it, and get insight into why gathering data on the farm is somehow never as easy as we think it'll be. We will have presentations from Stephen Paddock at the Vermont Small Business Development Center and Nikki Seibert at Lowcountry Local First.

NIFTI Webinar #1- Incubators 101

This webinar covers: (a) the basic framework of our new National Farm Incubator Technical Assistance Initiative and how it can help you achieve the programmatic goals of your farm incubator project; (b) the reasons for starting a farm incubator and common strategies for meeting diverse farmer training and support goals; (c) presentations on how veteran incubator projects (New Entry, as well as our project partners ALBA, the Intervale Center, the New Farmer Develop Project, and the Big River Farms Training Program) operate successful and diverse programs; and (d) a 15 minute Q&A session regarding specific program operational practices.

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.


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