National Incubator Farm Training Initiative

New Entry's National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) provides comprehensive one-on-one consulting, educational resources, and professional development opportunities for dozens of organizations throughout North America.

NIFTI can help your project get started or provide tools and support for established land-based beginning farmer training programs. NIFTI was started in early 2012 and is a collaboration between New Entry, the Intervale Center, the Minnesota Food Association, the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association, Cultivating Community, and the International Rescue Committee. With our combined decades if experience, NIFTI and our network of experts can make sure you never have to reinvent the wheel.

Is your Incubator Farm Project in need of free Technical Assistance? Fill out an Intake Form!

NIFTI's services include:

Download a complete list of NIFTI's outcomes during its 2012-2013 pilot phase.

If your organization would like to receive technical assistance or other support from NIFTI, or you would like your organization to appear on the national farm incubator map, please fill out the NIFTI Intake Form.

Thanks to our generous program sponsors most of NIFTI's services are free of charge, and all others are available on a sliding scale. Contact us with your specific needs and we can discuss options for tailoring your technical assistance.

For more information about New Entry's National Incubator Farm Training Initiative, contact Brianna Bowman, National Technical Assistance Coordinator, at, or by phone at 207-939-1133.


Upcoming NIFTI Events

10.7.15 // 9:00am to 10.9.15 // 3:00pm

4th Annual NIFTI National Field School

The 4th Annual NIFTI National Field School is an opportunity for Incubator Farm Project staff and participants from across the country to gather to share best practices, troubleshoot common challenges, and grow as a Community of Practice. The Field School consits of two days of workshops, presentations and training, followed by a day of farm tours at Transplanting Traditions and Breeze Farm Incubator.