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!
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 email@example.com, or by phone at 207-939-1133.
Join NIFTI in a conversation with leaders from three Incubator Farm Projects from across the country about the policies and guidelines that define, direct and reinforce their work.
Topics to be covered are:
Origin of Policies & Guidelines
Pre-requisites for Participation
Land Assignment and Expansion
Farmer vs. Program Responsibilities
Timeframe for Incubation
Transitioning Farmers off the Incubator
Process for Handling Violations
Program Structure in Support of Mission
Robin Chanin, Executive Director, Global Growers Network
Maggie Donin, Beginning Farmer Specialist, The Intervale Center
Katie Kubovcik, Training Program Manager, Minnesota Food Association
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