BFRDP Projects

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Clearinghouse
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $1,000,000
Grant Program: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: Robert Craven
Organization: University of Minnesota


  • Overview
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  • Delivery Area
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Project Overview

This project has developed a Clearinghouse that will help beginning farmers and ranchers be more successful. The Clearinghouse has assembled educational materials, online courses, software tools, stories, and the ability to connect online into a well-organized website where beginning producers can quickly obtain the information, training, and connections they need. has had over 86,000 individual visitors since it was launched, with those visitors viewing documents on how to get started farming through improving their farming success. Other BFRDP projects have used the Clearinghouse to share educational materials both with beginning farmers and other projects. And finally, the Clearinghouse has established an outcome-based reporting system to enable BFRDP projects to share the results that they have achieved with their BFRDP funding.

Number of Participants: 86558


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