Northeast Region

Program is available and open to anyone in the northeast U.S. including CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VM.

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"A vocation is more than a job. It implies an occupation as being particularly worthy and requiring great dedication. Farming is such a vocation. We hope these offerings are a beginning towards restoring agriculture as a foundational impulse for our own health and for the well being of our planet and our communities."

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"CT NOFA has partnered with Holistic Management International for five years to implement the Beginning Women Farmer Program. The training begins in early November and consists of 10 all-day Saturday sessions. The first six are throughout the winter and for several years have been held at Goodwin College in East Hartford, CT.

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"The UMass Extension Green Directory is a comprehensive guide to educational resources for Massachusetts agriculture industry professionals.The directory includes contact information for UMass Extension agriculture and landscape specialists, upcoming UMass Extension conferences, seminars and workshops, UMass Plant and Soil Lab information, and o

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This booklet presents the results of The Farm Equipment Bank Feasibility Study.  The study was designed to see if a shared use equipment bank could help beginning and small existing farms stay financially viable.

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"The Maryland FarmLINK Mentor Match Program pairs experienced farmers (mentors) with new or transitioning farm owners/operators (mentees) for one-on-one training, advice and interaction.

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"For those in the program, SMADC covers 50 percent of the cost of vines. SMADC, in collaboration with Maryland Cooperative Extension, provides mandatory training for the grant recipients on all aspects of grape production, including hands-on demonstrations at an Upper Marlboro research site.

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"The Farm Viabilty Grants are intended to foster ways to increase the income and sustainability of area farms, to encourage the establishment of new farms and to support those farmers transitioning from tobacco into other farm ventures like agritourism or pick your own sites." 

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"This handbook is intended to assist landowners in making land available for farming by others.  If you have property that could be used for agriculture, this guide will help you through the steps. .

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Beginning Farmer Success is a University of Maryland Extension partnership program providing farmers with tools and education to explore, refine, develop and implement farm businesses.

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