BFRDP Projects

Training, Developing, and Mentoring Beginning Organic Dairy and Feed Producers
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $588,948
Grant Program: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: David Reed
Organization: NFO, Inc


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Project Overview

While consumer demand for organic dairy products has continued to grow since the start of this grant, increases in organic milk production has increased at a faster pace than the demand. Even with somewhat lower prices for organic milk, organic dairy and grain production still attracts young beginning farmers. We have held 36 full day educational seminars with over 800 attendees.  The collaborative efforts between participating organizations (National Farmers, UMN Center for Farm Financial Services, OFARM, Kansas Organic Producers, Ag Assure, Optimum Insurance, Organic Valley/CROPP and others) has resulted in training the attendees on a wide range of topics essential to the success of beginning farmers. We have developed a data base of the attendees and are currently conducting research and followup with all attendees to measure the success of the program and to assist the attendees in their farming operations.

Number of Participants: 826


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