Category Archives: Land access

Thinking about a new farm business? Is an incubator program for you?

As the average age of farmers nudges 60 years, it’s clear that we need new and younger farmers. Incubator programs have sprouted up to meet this need, typically offering  training and support on a dedicated site, with mentor farmers available … Continue reading

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Outsmarting Quackgrass

Quackgrass, Elymus repens (L.) Gould, is a major problem in cropping systems across the United States and Canada. It is a persistent, perennial, cool-season weedy grass that has the unique ability to hide below the surface and suddenly invade an … Continue reading

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New Initiative Helps Real Estate Professionals Work with Farmers on Land Access

By Mike Ghia Vermont Field Agent, Land for Good There are many ways that buyers and sellers of farms make connections. Many farms are never advertised on the open market and sell by word-of-mouth or via long-term relationships between the … Continue reading

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Coaching and Business Planning Services

Looking for some help planning a farm business? The Intervale Center’s Farms Program and Beginning Farmer Program help new farmers overcome barriers to entry and promote the development of responsible farm management. Intervale’s Beginning Farmer Program offers information, assistance, and … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Mgmt, Goals, Land access, Marketing, New Farmer Events, Resources for Beginning Farmers

What does the 2012 Census of Agriculture have to do with me?

It’s no secret that farming can be an isolating and difficult vocation at certain times. A farmer’s typical daily duties might include keeping up with the weeds, caring for sick animals, moving chickens, fulfilling wholesale orders, rushing to the farmers’ … Continue reading

Posted in Facts & Figures, Farm labor and human resources, Financial Mgmt, Land access, Marketing, production information, Resources for Beginning Farmers, Scaling up, The USDA Farm Bill