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NIFTI Training Materials
The National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (
NIFTI) offers over 200 resources compiled from dozens of organizations across the country related to best practices for Incubator Farm Projects.
From sample curricula, to farmer leases and manuals, to site management protocols,
NIFTI's library contains a wide range of tools to help your organization better serve beginning farmers.
Our physical library at our offices in Beverly,
MA contains books, CD's, DVD's periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer.
If you have a resource you would like see, or one you would like to share with the NIFTI community of practitioners, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
One page rule sheet for appropriate use of the
BCS walk-behind tractor used on the NASAP farmsite.
Sample basic crop inspection form for organic certification.
FY2012 Financial Summary from New Entry Sustainable Farming Project.
Spreadsheet that includes revenues, site prep, equipment repair/ purchase, pest management, infrastructure, lease expenses, and electricity.
The lesson plan for New Entry's Farm Business Planning Class dedicated specifically to marketing, including; market research, competitive advantage, promotions, and how to apply marketing plan to financial plans.
Detailed overview of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's mission and goals (10 year and 3 year).
Excerpts from New Entry's 2002- 2007 Strategic Plan. Includes values, assumptions, and visions for New Entry.
Handouts from the New Farmer Development Project, a project of grow
NYC. Includes information of farmer insurance, farm work agreements, payroll records, and farm employment.
Guide in English for farmers who are looking to expand their sales to larger markets. First half is a cartoon guide at a nonfluent level 2, second half provides institutional resources in different regions for potential sales at a fluent level 4. Farming Level: intermediate. Key words: pricing, marketing, business planning.
Handouts from Grow
NYC's New Farmer Development Program that address finding land, legal issues, valuable resources, and intake forms. Pages