Have you ever felt like a donation or grant would help your farm move in the right direction? The Matching Enterprise Grants for Agriculture (MEGA) program provides up to $10,000 in grant money to new farmers! New Entry TerraCorps service member Allie Koch spoke with Steve Murray of Heart Beets Farm about his experience with the grant and his tips for new applicants.
During the last session of the Community Food Systems Conference hosted by New Entry in December, a crowd of passionate minds gathered for a lively discussion about The Right to Food: Shifting Systems, Policies, and Narratives that Ignore the Root Causes of Hunger.
New Entry is hiring two, full-time year-round benefited positions to join our Farmer Training Team! If you enjoy working with and mentoring beginning farmers in all aspects of production, business management, marketing, and helping them grow their operations, apply today to be our Incubator Farm Manager or our Education and Curriculum Coordinator.
New Entry is seeking a seasoned leader for our new Deputy Director position! Help chart New Entry's future growth and implement strategic goals to grow and scale our programs in the farming and food systems space.
An updated version of our guide on how to apply for financial assistance from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is now available in our Resource Library: https://nesfp.org/resources/applying-environmental-quality-incentives-program-eqip-funding
Join our leadership team! The Farmer Training Program Manager will provide year-round technical assistance (TA), mentoring and training to small-scale direct market beginning farmers, and serve as the point person for all management responsibilities for the Farmer Training Team. This person will conduct intake and case management/technical assistance for participants in New Entry programs and services and will manage the statewide Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts.
Developed with help from a USDA grant, this new Plain Language Guide will help farmers to determine their eligibility under the new Produce Safety Rule and how to best implement food safety practices on their farm.