BFRDP Projects

First Generation Farmers: Developing a Beginning Farmer Incubator to Teach Strategies for Farming on the Urban-Edge
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $200,000
Grant Program: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: Allison Cecchini
Organization: First Generation Farmers


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Project Overview

Our goal is to support Beginning Farmers with the foundational production skills, business knowledge, and confidence they need to build farm enterprises that respond to the ever-growing metropolitan demand for sustainably grown, source-identified produce. Within one year of receiving this grant, we have not only equipped beginning farmers with the knowledge to start their own farm, but helped 1/3 of those people gain the confidence to start their own farm next year.

Number of Participants: 3


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