Start 2 Farm - The purposes of Start 2 Farm are:
- To develop a Curriculum and Training Clearinghouse for new and beginning farmers. This clearinghouse database is available through Start2Farm.gov and features information and resources for training and assistance programs available throughout the country, including those produced through the NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. The Start2Farm clearinghouse will serve as a one-stop reference for anyone looking for programs and resources to start farming and to be successful in their first years as a farmer or rancher.
- To organize a national Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Conference. The conference provides an opportunity for farmers to meet and learn from experts and to network with other farmers from around the country. http://www.start2farm.gov/new-to-farming
Beginning Farmers - Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.
Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems. http://www.beginningfarmers.org/
Investing for Farm Families, Online course via eXtension (nationwide) electronic - www.extension.org/pages/23204/investing-for-farm-families
Women Food and Agriculture Network - www.wfan.org
- Harvesting Our Potential - Women interested in gaining hands-on experience with a variety of farm work are invited to apply for one of 12 open on-farm work opportunities on two remarkable Iowa farms during the 2012 growing season. www.wfan.org/News/Entries/2012/2/8_WFAN_Offers_Up_to_12_On-Farm_Work_Experience_Opportunities_in_2012.html
- Mother’s Egg Money Scholarship Fund, Women Food and Agriculture Network.(WFAN) - This fund will provide scholarships each year for women seeking to learn more about soil and water conservation and sustainable agriculture, through conferences and courses to help them stay current on the best ways to care for their land. www.wfan.org/Women,_Food_and_Agriculture_Network_Home_files/onepager12-11.pdf
Iowa Farmers Union, Helping Young Farmers - www.theiowafarmer.com/iowafarmer_youngfarmers.html
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