BFRDP Projects

Farmstarts: Training, Developing and Mentoring Beginning Cattle, Dairy
[Final Report]

Award Amount: $600,000
Grant Program: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Director: David Reed
Organization: NFO, Inc.


  • Overview
  • Results
  • Materials
  • Delivery Area
  • Comments

Project Overview

As of reporting date project had been on hold due to Pandemic. Only one of 12 planned in person Seminars was held during the period.

Development of future in person meetings and development of on line courses and programs started.

525 Beginning Farmers were educated through a combination of in-person seminars and online educational learning modules.

Enhanced Virtual Educational Training Modules were developed. 333 Beginning Farmers successfully completed the online courses.

97 Mentors were recruited. 82 became mentors to 102 Mentees.

Reached Beginning in Farmers in 18 States (originally planned on 15 states, but through the addition of the online component reached some who were outside the original 15 states)

Number of Participants: 525


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