An updated version of our guide on how to apply for financial assistance from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is now available in our Resource Library: https://nesfp.org/resources/applying-environmental-quality-incentives-program-eqip-funding
Join our leadership team! The Farmer Training Program Manager will provide year-round technical assistance (TA), mentoring and training to small-scale direct market beginning farmers, and serve as the point person for all management responsibilities for the Farmer Training Team. This person will conduct intake and case management/technical assistance for participants in New Entry programs and services and will manage the statewide Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts.
Developed with help from a USDA grant, this new Plain Language Guide will help farmers to determine their eligibility under the new Produce Safety Rule and how to best implement food safety practices on their farm.
New Entry’s Incubator Farm Training Program provides practical, hands-on training for beginning farmers who want to start and operate successful small farm businesses. After completing the Farm Business Planning Course and creating a personalized farm business plan, new farmers are eligible to lease land on our training farms at affordable rates for up to three years, with access to regular field-based trainings, one-on-one technical assistance from our expert staff, and use of basic farm infrastructure.