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.

Attracting and Retaining Customers

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  • Digital Download

Presentation from GFSA Consulting on how to build and maintain customer loyalty in local agricultural and food-based markets.

Basic Business Planning and Recordkeeping NIFTI 2015

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  • Digital Download

A presentation on Basic Business Planning and Recordkeeping given by Gary Matteson of Farm Credit at the 2015 NIFTI National Field School. Additional resources available at farmbiztrainer.com.

 

Do you have a good understanding of what your students are going through from their perspective?  Students need to appreciate the core components of good business planning and why it is important to their success before they will latch onto the “numbers” that they generally try to avoid.  This session will include tips on how to integrate financial skills training and record keeping into all the skills your program is already teaching, with the end goal of helping farmers be business minded in their operations.

BCS Shop CD

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  • CD
  • BCS videos
  • Berta Rotary Plow Videos
  • Equipment specifications with part diagrams

BCS Shop

Beef Cattle School: 1 of 2

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  • DVD

Part 1 of 2. Explore the materials presented at New Entry's Beef Cattle School from 2009 to gain an understanding of beef cattle operations.

  •     General beef cattle production and reproduction resources
  •     Beef cattle health care
  •     Beef cattle nutrition and grazing
  •     Marketing, processing, and enterprise budgets
  •     Beef cattle resources and web links

Tufts and NESFP

2009

Beef Cattle School: 2 of 2

Media:

  • DVD

Part 2 of 2. Explore the materials presented at New Entry's Beef Cattle School from 2009 to gain an understanding of beef cattle operations.

  •         General beef cattle production and reproduction resources
  •         Beef cattle health care
  •         Beef cattle nutrition and grazing
  •         Marketing, processing, and enterprise budgets
  •         Beef cattle resources and web links

Tufts and NESFP

2009

Beekeeping: General Information

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  • Book

A general overview of beekeeping. Some topics covered include, who keeps bees, where bees can be kept, how to acquire a knowledge of beekeeping, when to start keeping bees, and more.

Authors: R.A. Morse and E.J. Dyce

1982

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