New Entry can only accomplish its work with the collaboration and support of dozens of other organizations locally, regionally, and nationally. Our promotion, recruitment, training and education efforts are assisted by community-based organizations, social service agencies, food and farm businesses, faith-based organizations, state and federal farm service agencies, academic institutions, other incubator farm projects across the US, and experienced farmers.
The Big River Farms Program of The Food Group operates an immigrant and minority farmer training program together with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and wholesale distribution service. We provide farmers with the skills and knowledge to operate their own viable organic and sustainable vegetable farms, while providing fresh, organic produce to local consumers by the farmers-in-training and promoting a more sustainable food system.
The Claneil Foundation works to create healthy communities by supporting nonprofit organizations making an impact in the areas of hunger and nutrition/food system, health and human services, education, and the environment.
Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $43 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land.
Mass Farm to School facilitates sustainable purchasing relationships between local institutions and local farms, promotes local food and agriculture education for students, and supports state, regional and national networking of farm to school practitioners.
The purpose of MGCC is to create and preserve jobs at small businesses, inclusive of those owned by women, minorities, immigrants and veterans. MGCC also works to promote economic development throughout the Commonwealth, with special paid attention to business needs in underserved areas, Gateway Cities and low to moderate income communities.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association is a partner of New Entry on the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative, which provides training and technical assistance to organizations across the country that want to start farm incubator projects.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), part of the executive branch of the Federal Government. Congress created NIFA through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. NIFA replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.
Through coordination and collaboration, the Office of Advocacy and Outreach works across USDA to enhance access to services for the communities we serve.
•Improving the viability and profitability of small and beginning farmers and ranchers
•Improving access to USDA programs for historically underserved communities
•Improving agricultural opportunities for farm workers
•Closing the professional achievement gap by providing opportunities to talented and diverse young people to support the agricultural industry in the 21st century
RMA, through FCIC, provides crop insurance to American farmers and ranchers. Private-sector insurance companies sell and service the policies. RMA develops and/or approves the premium rate, administers premium and expense subsidies, approves and supports products, and reinsures the companies. RMA also sponsors educational and outreach programs and seminars on the general topic of risk management.