BFRDP Projects

Training, Developing, and Mentoring Beginning Organic Dairy and Feed Producers
[Progress 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

The first year of this three year grant has been very productive. We have conducted 11 seminars in  7 states. Our goal was to reach 275 beginning farmers during this first year. We actually reached 350. 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: 633


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