Business Planning

New Entry 2020 Food Hub Annual Report

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New Entry Food Hub provides market access to beginning farmers, market-based training, and produce aggregation and distribution services to a broad array of consumers.  We operate a Community Supported Agriculture program, food access programs for food insecure families and individuals, and donate produce to food banks and pantries, transitional living centers, and other social service agencies.  Learn more about our 2020 Food Hub operations and impact - COVID-19 had an outsized impact on access to quality food and our farmers stepped up and met the need!

Plain Language Guide to Finding, Assessing, and Securing Farmland in MA

In this Guide to Finding, Assessing, and Securing Farmland in Massachusetts, written in Plain Language, you will learn about:

•Determining the right kind of farmland for you
•Deciding what type of land tenure situation is right for you
•Starting the networking process
•Conducting farmland site visits
•Understanding your land by using the Web Soil Survey and other online information tools
•Negotiating with landowners and signing an agreement to use the land
•Beginning to farm your land!

Legal Considerations Fact Sheet

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Legal considerations for expanding your farm business fact sheet based on Nov.11 ag tech workshop.

E-commerce Fact Sheet

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Fact sheet and price guide on 6 E-commerce platforms. Based on the February Ag Tech workshop.

5.13.22 // 10:00am to 2:00pm

Farmer Resource Fair

The New Entry Farmer Resource Fair is a one-stop-shop for beginning and small farmers to meet and register with essential farm service providers. Representatives from FSA, MDAR, NRCS, USDA FNS, UMass Extension and more will be available for one on one registration and Q&A. Join NRCS and New Entry for a conservation planning field walk and soil quality indicators demonstrations.

4.13.22 // 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Hiring Employees? Farm Employment Law with Farm Commons

Learn about farm employment law and hiring agricultural workers to manage risk!

1.4.22 // 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Farm Business Planning Course

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 Weave those elements together into a cohesive business plan

1.28.22 // 10:00am to 12:00pm

Funding Your Farm: Strategies to Boost Grant Success

Learn how local farmers successfully navigated grant applications and timing to maximize the effectiveness of funding farm infrastructure and equipment.

2.3.22 // 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Which E-Commerce Platform is Right for Me?

Join farmers and Food Hub leaders in a panel discussion of the pros and cons of E-Commerce platforms and glean experiences from the field.

1.6.22 // 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Making Cents of Financial Management Software: Point-of-Sale (POS) Data

Learn about how to get the most data out of your Point-of-Sale platform to make solid financial decisions and grow your business.

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