BFRDP Projects

Evaluation Support and Technical Assistance EET for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Programs
[Progress Report]

Award Amount: $599,820
Grant Program: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: Daniel Press
Email: dpress@ucsc.edu
Organization: University of Callifornia - Santa Cruz

 

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Project Overview

The long-term goal of this project is to support the development of strong, effective, and long-lasting farmer and rancher training programs to ensure that beginning farmers and ranchers (BFRs) can enter the field and establish successful farming businesses. This educational enhancement team project aims to meet this goal by equipping BFR training organizations
nationally with tools and skills to effectively conduct evaluations that clearly document program impact, improve programming, and enable program staff to identify and respond to farmer needs. Such documentation and program improvements will increase participants' success and provide the accountability needed for the long-term viability of BFR programs. During the third year of the project, we continued conducting webinars, and offered learning community support through a conference session and a 4-part co-working series, We also continued to add to our online evaluation resource library, developed a follow-up impact survey for incubators, and created “Ideas, Tips & Resource Highlight” documents to further make available evaluation resources more accessible.  We also began development of the Culturally Responsive, Equitable and Transformative Evaluation (CREaTE) Series, which will be implemented in the 4th year.

Number of Participants: 187

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