Resources

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USDA New Farmers Website

This resource by the USDA assists new farmers who are looking for support and resources, women in ag, youth, and veterans! There are a wide variety of resources, opportunities, and up-to-date information that can help any new farmer!

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Farmers.gov

This resource, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides aid and assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers. The USA provides advice, guidance, access to capital, conservation, insurance, and disaster assistance.

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Beginning Farmers

This website provides important resources and information on starting a farm, the different types of farming, and job/internship opportunities. Each category provides in-depth instructions/how-tos on starting a farm and on each different type of farm.

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USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loan

The Farm Service Agency is providing direct and guaranteed loans that can has several categories including: farm ownership, operating loans, micro loan programs, and more. Click to learn more.

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The Beginning Farmer Show

This show chronicles the good, bad, and ugly of starting a farm from scratch. Follow along as The Beginning Farmer  shares his joys, struggles, and the lessons he has learned the hard way on the farm.

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Farmer to Farmer

The Farmer to Farmer Podcast is an online radio program for farmers by farmers.  Chris is a veteran farmer and educator who draws on over 25 years of experience to get at the big ideas and practical details that go into making a farm work.  Whether his guests are discussing employment philosophies or the best techniques for cultivating carrots, his down-to-earth conversations with experienced farmers - and the occasional non-farmer - will be time well spent.

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Chicken Thistle Farm Coopcast

Farming topics free range around pastured heritage pigs, broiler chickens and pastured eggs, heritage breed turkeys, an heirloom vegetable CSA and garden, high tunnel / hoop house / greenhouses, organic and traditional gardening, farm infrastructure, tractors, sustainable energy, permaculture, food preservation and even fence mending.

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Farm Commons

Farmers should be empowered to take action on the legal situations that affect their operations. Our educational resources help farmers identify issues, break them down into manageable steps, and give farmers the confidence to move forward.

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Atina Diffley

An organic farmer, public speaker, as well as the author of Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works, a 2013 Minnesota Book Award winner. Atina Diffley has worked towards addressing the pressure of suburban development, lead campaigns against Koch Industry for their damaging polluting practices, and created an Organic Mitigation Plan for farms in Minnesota.

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Growing Farms Podcast

The Growing Farms Podcast is a chronicle of John Suscovich's farming journey in Western Connecticut. This podcast focuses on the business and marketing area of running a farm as well as the successes and failures that John had running his farm.