National Incubator Farm Training Initiative

The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project has been providing training and support to the next generation of farmers for over 15 years…

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.

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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.

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 978-654-5733.


Upcoming NIFTI Events

5.7.15 // 8:00am to 5.8.15 // 5:00pm

Northeast Incubator Field School

This training, made possible by generous support from NE SARE, will focus on Basic Financial Literacy. On Day 1, experts in the field will help participants understand, develop and refine important financial tools and practices. Afternoon workshops will focus on metrics & evaluation. Day 2 will include a visit to Cultivating Community's farm site, a farmer panel, and a delicious lunch cooked by incubator farmers!