The Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts

As part of its broader food systems development work, New Entry coordinates the Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts (BFN/Mass), a collaborative group of farmers and farm service providers dedicated to beginning farmer success in Massachusetts.  By creating more space for networking and collaboration amongst Beginning Farmers and Service Providers BFN/Mass brings together people who want to work on similar issues, share information and lessons learned, and who can inspire each other by the work they are already doing.

The network features:

  • A reliable website ( and referral network so that beginning farmers can effectively find the information and services that they need.
  • In-person meetings to allow beginning farmers and stakeholders to meet each other, network, find points of collaboration, and work together toward common goals.
  • Information to help farmers stay connected and thrive such as blog articles, farmer and service provider profiles, a farm jobs/internship page, and the events calendar.

Find out about where BFN/Mass is going in 2015-2016!



Get Involved!


We are currently accepting applications for both our Leadership Team and Advisory Team!

The Leadership Team, made up 4-6 members,will play a hands-on role in making strategic decisions on BFN/Mass’s direction, organization, policies, and membership, and participating in research and organizing work. Leaders will represent each region in Massachusetts and provide diverse perspectives from various sectors.

More info and application available HERE!

The Advisory Team, made of 8-10 members, will provide guidance to BFN/Mass around important strategic decisions, and be called upon as a resource to share unique perspectives and support when needed.

More info and application available HERE!

Please send applications to Nora Saks,, by Friday, July 3, 2015.

For more information please visit our website: or e-mail Nora Saks, BFN/Mass Coordinator at