National Incubator Farm Training Initiative

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

NIFTI began 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 of 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! This will begin the NIFTI Intake Process. 

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 978-654-6745.


Upcoming NIFTI Events

10.25.16 // 9:00am to 10.27.16 // 4:00pm

5th NIFTI National Field School

Each year, the National Incubator Farm Training Initative (NIFTI) National Field School provides an opportunity for Incubator Farm Project staff from across the country to gather, share best practices, and troubleshoot common challenges.