Throughout the year, New Entry holds dozens of classes, advanced workshops, online trainings, farm tours and field trainings for beginning and established farmers, Food Hub customers, and the general public. Almost all of our events require some form of pre-registration, but most are free or very low-cost to attend. Filter our events below by your area of interest and then let us know you're coming. We can't wait to see you!
If you are ready to start or expand your farm business, the Farm Business Planning Course is for you. In this course you will learn how to create a mission and vision for your business, develop a budget and a plan to fund your business, create a marketing plan for your business, set goals and create a timeline for your farm business to grow or expand, and weave those elements together into a cohesive business plan.
We are excited to bring together the Agriculture Apprenticeship Learning Network (AgALN) and celebrate the progress our partners have made over the past year. We’ll explore the challenges ahead and opportunities for expanded action, plus highlight efforts underway to strengthen Apprenticeship Training programs across the country. We are building new connections to empower programs and farm and ranch mentors to improve their practical training skills and enhance next generation farmer outcomes. This year's gathering will be at Hotel Albuquerque as a pre-conference to the 2018 Regenerate Conference. We will be offering farm tours, interactive sessions and workshops, and lots of opportunities to network and learn from organizations around the country.
Save the Date for the 2018 NIFTI National Field School! This conference supports professional development and network building for incubator farm project staff from across the country. The Field School is structured around interactive workshops, resource review sessions and regional networking and goal-setting opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to attend a farm tour of a local incubator farm project based in Colorado. Stay tuned for more information on the agenda and registration information!
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’
Combining both the PSA Grower Training and the PSA Train-the-Trainer Course. Trainers will participate in the PSA Grower Training Course on Day 1 and learn from the interaction with growers. Trainers will then have the opportunity to have more in-depth discussion on Day 2 to help prepare them to deliver the PSA Grower Training Course.
If you are at the very beginning of exploring farm business ownership, Explore Farming is for you! This is a free two hour workshop with presentations and in-class activities designed to help you identify what actions you will need to take towards farm business ownership.