Farmer Resource Library

New Entry's farmer library has hundreds of resources on sustainable farming, marketing, and operating a successful small business. Our physical library at our offices in Lowell, MA contains books, periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer. You can also search the directory below for downloadable digital resources, helpful web sites, and online farming videos.

Please visit or call our office at 978-654-6745 if you can't find what you're looking for here. Sometimes we are out in the field, so it's best to let us know if you're planning on stopping by.

Farming Brochure

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  • Video

Find out if farming is right for you and how New Entry can help in the process.

12-month expense forceast handout

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  • Digital Download

Sample spreadsheet that can be used to calculate cost of yearly farm supplies, including fertilizer, soil tests, seeds, labor, fuel, and additional equipment.

2010 DLTI Ogonowski Lease

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  • Digital Download

Lease agreement between the nonprofit Dracut Land Trust, Inc (DLTI) and Tufts University for a portion of the farm to be used for the New Entry Sustainability Farming Project.

2012 Farm Site Application

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  • Digital Download

2012 application for New Entry's training farm site program. Includes eligibility requirements and basic applicant information.

2012 Farmer Manual

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  • Digital Download

The purpose of the New Entry Farmer Manual is to provide new farmers with necessary information to participate in New Entry's training programs. The manual describes New Entry programs, payment schedules, and trainings/ farm visit schedules. It provides general farm guidelines for best practices, organic guidelines, insurance requirements, and food safety plan requirements for the marketing cooperative agreeement.

2013 Equipment Rates

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  • Digital Download

2013 rental rates for land, water access, water rate, land management fee, propane, greenhouse lot, cooler pallets, hay barn basement, loft space, farmer barn access, cooler space, corn crib

2014 Farm Employment Directory

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  • Book

The Farm Employment Directory was put together by the New Entry to help you find a job on a local farm.

The Directory gives you information about:

  • The name and location of the farms
  • How to contact the farms
  • The size of the farms
  • What the farms grow and sell
  • The types of work available

 

2015 Farm Employment Directory

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  • Book

The Farm Employment Directory was put together by the New Entry to help you find a job on a local farm.

The Directory gives you information about:

  • The name and location of the farms
  • How to contact the farms
  • The size of the farms
  • What the farms grow and sell
  • The types of work available

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