The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), UVM Extension, and the Poultney-Mettowee Conservation District teamed together to develop and administer the Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP).
Through a series of educational, technical assistance, and networking opportunities, WAgN works to increase the number of women owning and operating profitable farms and ag-related businesses, as well as their profile in leadership positions throughout the agricultural sectors of business, government and community.
Information, Education and Technical Assistance for Vermont's Beginning Farmers. The Vermont New Farmer Project is your access point to all the organizations, services, and educational opportunities for Vermont's new and aspiring farmers. We strive to keep our information current, comprehensive and easy to use.
MarketMaker is a national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture dedicated to the development of a comprehensive interactive data base of food industry marketing and business data. It is currently one of the most extensive collections of searchable food industry related data in the country.
"The Resource Guide for Vermont's New and Aspiring Farmers is divided into two sections. The first section addresses four commonly identified challenges that new and aspiring farmers may face—access to capital, access to production knowledge, access to land, and access to markets.
The Empire State Honey Producers Association (ESHPA) is the state organization for beekeepers in New York; it is a not-for-profit group, and welcomes new members. The group has been promoting the interests of New York beekeepers since 1868.
"The primary purpose of the grants are to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by better managing agricultural nutrients including commercial fertilizers, animal manures and agricultural composts. Applicants may apply for cost assistance of up to $2,500.
A "Website to connect new or expanding farmers with land trusts and private landowners. The goal is to assist aspiring sustainable growers by matching them with underutilized land and the people who control it."
Pennsylvania Farm Link is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of "creating farming opportunities for the next generation." Information including workshops, an apprenticeship program, and resource library is available for both beginning farms and farm succession planning.