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“Supportive, Small Scale, Basic Livestock, Financial Skills and Risk Management Training for Beginning Veteran Farmers Program” [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: FARMER VETERAN COALITION
Project Director: Michael O'Gorman (michaelo@farmvetco.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
In our first year of the project, we has created...

21st Century Management: Enhancing Educational Programming for Beginning Women Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $720,989
Institution: UVM Extension
Project Director: Mary Peabody (mary.peabody@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
As the numbers of beginning farm and ranch women has...

A Collective Approach to Providing Resources, Technology and Assistance to Beginning Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $711,213
Institution: Alabama Extension/Auburn University
Project Director: Ayanava Majumdar (azm0024@aces.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Alabama Beginning Farms (BF) Project at Auburn University was initiated...

A comprehensive new farmer training program for Maine [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $709,713
Institution: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Project Director: Daniel MacPhee (dmacphee@mofga.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Success in training farmers is the hallmark of the Maine...

A Pathway to Livestock Farming: Providing Access to Land and A Guiding Hand [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $219,274
Institution: Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc
Project Director: WENDY WARREN (wendy.warren@swbadger.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project develops opportunities to start farming on rented land...

Access to Land for New England`s Beginning Farmers: Phase 2 [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $641,222
Institution: Land For Good
Project Director: Kathy Ruhf (kathy@landforgood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Access to land is one of the biggest challenges for beginning...

Addressing the Training Needs of Hispanic and Limited Resource Beginning Farmers in Nebraska [Final Report]

Award Amount: $381,726
Institution: Community Crops
Project Director: Ingrid Kirst (ingrid@communitycrops.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Since 2015, this joint project between Community Crops and Center for...

Advancing Next Generation Urban Farmers: Experiential Education, Mentoring, and Employment [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $708,700
Institution: Planting Justice
Project Director: Gavin Raders (gavin@plantingjustice.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This Standard BFRDP project presents an innovative model to advance...

Advancing the Business of Farming in Connecticut in Partnership with Agriculture Learning Centers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $597,598
Institution: University of Connecticut
Project Director: Jiff Martin (jiff.martin@uconn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Our project was developed by and for small scale beginning...

Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Program: Growing Opportunities Beneath the Canopy [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $656,903
Institution: Virginia Tech University
Project Director: John Munsell (jfmunsel@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Increasing demand for high- quality, herbal and nutraceutical products is improving...

Arcadia`s Veteran Farmer Program [Final Report]

Award Amount: $99,947
Institution: Arcadia Food, Inc.
Project Director: Matt Mulder (matt@arcadiafood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Based in Fairfax County, Virginia, but pulling on expertise and...

Armed to Farm: Soldiering the Success of Military Veterans in New Poultry, Livestock and Agroforestry Enterprises [Final Report]

Award Amount: $749,720
Institution: University of Arkansas
Project Director: Dan Donoghue (ddonogh@uark.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Farming offers a viable avenue for returning veterans to transition into...

Battle ground to Breaking Ground [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Texas A&M AgrLife Extension
Project Director: Rick Peterson (rlpeterson@ag.tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project’s overall goals are to increase the number and...

beefSD: Enhancing knowledge and success of beginning beef producers through mentorship and training [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $744,113
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Ken Olson (kenneth.olson@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
We are addressing the primary goal of BFRDP to “enhance...

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Clearinghouse [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $1,000,000
Institution: University of Minnesota
Project Director: Robert Craven (rcraven@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project has developed a Clearinghouse that will help beginning...

Beginning Farmer-Rancher Training Program: Hawaii Island [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $564,000
Institution: The Kohala Center
Project Director: Melanie Willich (mwillich@kohalacenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
While Hawaii has abundant fertile lands and a 12-month growing...

Beyond Start Up: Building the Capacity of MA Beginning Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $599,533
Institution: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
Project Director: Kelly Coleman (kelly@buylocalfood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
...

Building Entrepreneurial, Farm Management and Land Stewardship Capacity for South Carolina New and Beginning Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $595,133
Institution: Clemson University
Project Director: Dave Lamie (dlamie@clemson.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
As a collaboration of organizations, coordinated and led by Clemson...

Building Farm Foundations and Planning for Success: Beginning Farmer Training for Military Veterans in the Intermountain West. [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $238,441
Institution: NCAT
Project Director: Tammy Howard (tammyh@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
As we enter into the middle phase of this project,...

Building National Farmer and Rancher Apprenticeship Curricula, Best Practices, and “Train the Trainer” Resources [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $599,796
Institution: Trustees of Tufts College
Project Director: Jennifer Hashley (jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Existing apprenticeship and mentoring programs desire shared guidelines and best...

Building On-Farm Success: Resources and Training for Montana`s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers [Final Report]

Award Amount: $299,946
Institution: Community Food & Agriculture Coalition
Project Director: Annie Heuscher (annie@missoulacfac.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Montana's farmers are under significant climatic and market pressure to create...

Bundling Selected USDA Programs and Application of Cooperative Approach to Enhance Beginning Farmers in Developing Viable Farms in Treasure [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $330,828
Institution: North-South Institute
Project Director: Samuel Scott (nsied2002@aol.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project’s long term goal bundles USDA Programs and offer them...

Classroom and Field-based Training to Assist Beginning Farmers’ Entry into Organic Seed Production [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $251,237
Institution: Organic Seed Alliance
Project Director: Micaela Colley (micaela@seedalliance.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Organic seed production represents a lucrative and growing specialty agricultural...

Conduct Farmer to Farmer Mentoring to Beginning, Immigrant, & Refugee Farmers in Crop Production & Marketing [Final Report]

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: World Farmers Inc
Project Director: Maria Moreira (mmoreira@worldfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The long-term goal of this one year Development project was...

Cooperative Development Center of Northern New Mexico [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Center of Southwest Culture, Inc.
Project Director: Arturo Sandoval (vocesinc@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Center of Southwest Culture's Cooperative Center (CODECE) project received...

Cultivating Success Idaho [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $505,144
Institution: University of Idaho
Project Director: Iris Mayes (imayes@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The purpose of Cultivating Success: A Comprehensive Beginning Farmer Training and...

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship: A National Program for Training New Dairy Farmers [Final Report]

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship
Project Director: Joseph Tomandl, III (joe@dairygrazingapprenticeship.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
“Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship: A National Program for Training New Dairy Farmers”...

Deep Roots: Thoughtful, Comprehensive, Community-Based Beginning Farmer Training [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Sustainable Farming Association
Project Director: John Mesko (john@sfa-mn.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
During this project, we focused our efforts on those individuals...

Delta Farming Start [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $681,628
Institution: Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Worker Opportunities, Inc.
Project Director: DONALD GREEN (mdcfwoi@cableone.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
In the second project year, Delta Farming Start delivered technical assistance,...

Developing New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Using the Model Farm Concept [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $524,632
Institution: Prairie View A&M University
Project Director: Billy Lawton (bclawton@pvamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project has recruited and enhanced the sustainability of new...

Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Farmers in Georgia: A Comprehensive Training Program [Final Report]

Award Amount: $652,852
Institution: University of Georgia
Project Director: Julia Gaskin (jgaskin@uga.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The overall goal was to increase the number of small...

Education, Outreach, and Training to Alaska Native Beginning Farmers and Ranchers [Final Report]

Award Amount: $427,740
Institution: Tyonek Tribal Conservation District
Project Director: Christy Cincotta (ccincotta@tyonek.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project provided training, education, outreach and technical assistance to...

Educational Tools and Methods for Beginning Refugee & Immigrant Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $743,029
Institution: ISED Solutions / Third Sector New England
Project Director: Hugh Joseph (hughjoseph@comcast.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
ISED Solutions started its EET award collaboration with 20 refugee farming...

Empowering New Forest Owners in the Northwest [Final Report]

Award Amount: $167,942
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Kirk Hanson (kirk@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The long-term goal of Empowering New Forest Owners in the Northwest...

Enhancing the Sustainability and Viability of Beginning Farmers and Ranchers through Training Exercises, Mentoring and Outreach Programs [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $538,271
Institution: WINSTON COUNTY SELF HELP COOPERATIVE
Project Director: Frank Taylor (fltaylor@bellsouth.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
...

Ensuring Beginning Farmers` Long-Term Commercial Success [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $597,599
Institution: Future Harvest - Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Sarah Sohn (sarah@futureharvestcasa.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, of Maryland's 12,400...

Evaluating Beginning Farmer Programs: Identifying Outcomes, Impacts and Factors Relating to Success [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $150,000
Institution: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Project Director: Juli Obudzinski (jobudzinski@sustainableagriculture.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
As interest in new farmer training continues to grow across...

Facilitating success for beginning farmers and ranchers in Washington`s remote island communities. [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $554,548
Institution: Organic Farm School
Project Director: Sebastian Aguilar (sebastian@organicfarmschool.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project served new and existing beginning farmers and ranchers...

Farm Beginnings from Regional to National: Beginning Farmers and Viable Farms Initiative [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $384,649
Institution: Land Stewardship Project
Project Director: Amy Bacigalupo (amyb@landstewardshipproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Title: Farm Beginnings from Regional to National: Beginning Farmers and...

Farm Pathways: Access to Land, Livelihood, and Learning [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Project Director: Kristy Urquhart (kristy@appalachian.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Farm Pathways: Access to Land, Livelihood, and Learning project...

Farm School NYC 2016-2019: Enhancing Educational Experiences, Resources, and Support for Beginning Urban Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $593,930
Institution: Farm School NYC / Just Food
Project Director: Onika Abraham (onika@justfood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
During the first year of our current three-year USDA BFRDP...

Farm Works: Supporting beginning, limited resource farmers, including immigrants and refugees, in the Puget Sound Region [Final Report]

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: Seattle Tilth Association
Project Director: Andrea Dwyer (andreadwyer@seattletilth.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Tilth Alliance Farm Works (TAFW) Agricultural Training and Incubator Project...

Farmer Education and Enterprise Development (FEED) for beginning, socially-disadvantaged (BSD) farmers in the Salinas Valley [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: ALBA
Project Director: Christopher Brown (chris@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
...

Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring for Beginning, Immigrant, & Refugee Farmers in Crop  Production & Marketing Using the Existing Thirty Year Old Fl [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $711,000
Institution: World Farmers
Project Director: Maria Moreira (mmoreira@worldfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The long-term goal of this three-year Collaborative project is to...

Farming for Cash: A Continuing Training Program for Veteran, Socially-disadvantaged, and Limited-resource Beginning Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $519,443
Institution: Kentucky State University
Project Director: Siddhartha Dasgupta (siddhartha.dasgupta@kysu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project is a collaboration between Kentucky State University (KSU)...

FARMLAND FOR THE NEXT GENERATION:TRAINING THE TRAINERS TO HELP BEGINNERS SECURE LAND AND SUCCEED IN AGRICULTURE [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $669,796
Institution: American Farmland Trust
Project Director: Julia Freedgood (jfreedgood@farmland.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
According to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, the number of...

Feed Rhode Island: Growing Sustainable Farms [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $596,517
Institution: Southside Community Land Trust
Project Director: Margaret DeVos (margaret@southsideclt.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Feed Rhode Island: Growing Sustainable Farms seeks to increase the...

Filling in the Gaps: Developing a Farmer Training Pipeline for Metropolitan NYC and Mid and Upper Hudson Valley Farmers with Special Emphasi [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $693,918
Institution: Hawthorne Valley Association
Project Director: Rachel Schneider (rschneider@hawthornevalleyfarm.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The 2015-2016 of our Beginning Farmer/Rancher Development Project has...

Food Sovereignty: Growing Urban Farmers and Farms [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $352,095
Institution: ECO City Farms
Project Director: Margaret Morgan Hubbard (mmh@ecocityfarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The purpose of this project is to amplify, deepen and...

Generation Indigenous Food:  Preparing Beginning Farmers and Ranchers for Success and Resilency [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $681,459
Institution: University of Arkansas
Project Director: Janie Hipp (jhipp@uark.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project brought together American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native...

Global Garden Farm Chicago: Preparing Displaced Refugee Farmers for Vegetable Production in the Midwest [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $71,080
Institution: Global Garden Refugee Trainig Farm
Project Director: Linda Seyler (globalgardenfarm@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Global Garden Refugee Training Farm (GGRTF) developed and delivered 2...

Global Gardens New Farmer Training Project [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $597,867
Institution: Jannus, Inc.
Project Director: Katie Painter (kpainter@idahorefugees.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Global Gardens trains beginning farmers who have cultural, linguistic, or...

Groundswell New Farmer Training Programs [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $707,726
Institution: Center for Transformative Action
Project Director: Joanna Green (joanna@groundswellcenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Our Project Goal is to increase the number, diversity, profitability, and...

Growing Farmers Initiative: Equipping beginning farmers to create economically and ecologically resilient farm enterprises in NY and beyond [Final Report]

Award Amount: $744,951
Institution: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Project Director: Sara Elliott (sarae@stonebarnscenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Stone Barns Center's beginning farmer training program, the Growing Farmers...

Growing Good Farmers, Growing Good Food: A Comprehensive Training Program for Ohio`s Organic and Sustainable Beginning Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $566,141
Institution: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
Project Director: Carol Goland (cgoland@oeffa.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project has laid the foundation to help aspiring farmers...

Growing Roots: Deepening Support for Diverse New Farmers and Ranchers in California [Final Report]

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: The Regents of the University of California
Project Director: Jennifer Sowerwine (jsowerwi@berkeley.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Building on the successes of two prior BFR projects, the...

Growing Self-Reliant Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $369,500
Institution: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
Project Director: Susan Willsrud (calypsosusan@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Growing Self-Reliant Farmers project serves aspiring and beginning farmers,...

Growing Sustainable Farms: Training, Land and Resources for Beginning Socially-Disadvantaged Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $159,626
Institution: Minnesota Food Association
Project Director: Hilary Otey Wold (hilary@mnfoodassociation.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Growing Sustainable Farms: Training, Land and Resources for Beginning Socially-Disadvantaged...

Growing the Management Skills of Native Americans and Limited-Resource Beginning Farmers in the Southwest [Final Report]

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: The University of Arizona
Project Director: Russell Tronstad (tronstad@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project emphasizes the priority topic areas of basic crop...

Growing Together: Building the Capacity and Skills of Low-Resource Beginning Farmers and Agricultural Service Providers in Maine [Final Report]

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: Cultivating Community
Project Director: Craig Lapine (craig@cultivatingcommunity.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Cultivating Community’s “Growing Together” employed a multi-sector strategy to create...

Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: A Collaborative Approach To Producer Education on Native American Reservations [Final Report]

Award Amount: $659,621
Institution: SDSU Extension West River Ag Center
Project Director: Jason Schoch (jason.schoch@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The goal of this grant was to address food sovereignty...

Infrastructure, Access, and Community: A Plan To Support Beginning Farmers in Indiana [Final Report]

Award Amount: $681,405
Institution: Purdue University
Project Director: Kevin Gibson (kgibson@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The primary goals of this project are to increase the...

Initiating the Paso Del Norte Immigrant Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Network [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $541,950
Institution: National Immigrant Farming Initiative Inc. Regional Office
Project Director: Rigoberto Delgado (rigo@immigrantfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
“Initiating the Paso Del Norte Immigrant Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development...

Laying the Groundwork: A Land Affordability Calculator & National Land Access Training Series to Help the Next Generation of Farmers Succeed [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $574,150
Institution: National Young Farmers Coalition
Project Director: Holly Rippon-Butler (holly@youngfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
In the next two decades, more than two-thirds of privately held...

Legal Aid of Nebraska`s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $654,902
Institution: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Project Director: Michelle Soll (msoll@legalaidofnebraska.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The purpose of the renewal Legal Aid of Nebraska (LAN) Beginning...

Michigan`s Emerging Farmers Strategies and Tools to Enhance Success [Final Report]

Award Amount: $744,810
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: Michael Hamm (mhamm@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The overall project goal was to create a vibrant network...

Nevada Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project [Final Report]

Award Amount: $692,433
Institution: University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Staci Emm (emms@unce.unr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The long-term goal of this StandardBFRDP Project Renewal is to...

New Organic Stewards: Expanding Community, Resources and Financial Knowledge [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $310,419
Institution: Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service
Project Director: John Mesko (john@mosesorganic.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
In the New Organic Stewards: Expanding Community, Resources and Financial...

New Roots for Refugees [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $380,433
Institution: Catholic Charities of Northeast KS
Project Director: Meredith Walrafen (mwalrafen@catholiccharitiesks.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (CCNEK) in partnership with Cultivate...

Open Books: Open Farmland¿Increasing Farm Economic Viability in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Angelic Organics Learning Center
Project Director: Deb Crockett (grants@learngrowconnect.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Open Books: Open Farmland project is led by Angelic...

Organic Farming Program [Final Report]

Award Amount: $366,976
Institution: Rodale Institute
Project Director: Jeff Moyer (jeff.moyer@rodaleinstitute.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Organic Farming Program is a collaboration between Rodale Institute...

Organic Grain Resources And Information Network (OGRAIN): Supporting beginning organic grain growers in the Upper Midwest [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $187,379
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Project Director: Erin Silva (emsilva@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Organic Grain Resources And Information Network (OGRAIN)works to increase...

Recirculating Farms Coalition: Growing Local - Training New and Beginning Sustainable Urban Farmers In New Orleans, Louisiana [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $500,000
Institution: Recirculating Farms Coalition
Project Director: Marianne Cufone (mcufone@recirculatingfarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The greater New Orleans, Louisiana area suffers from poverty, food insecurity...

Roads to Successful Farm Succession [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $641,955
Institution: Iowa State Univeristy
Project Director: John Lawrence (jdlaw@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Project Background:There are several roads or paths available leading to successful...

Securing Beginning Farmers Through Succession Planning Project [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $496,914
Institution: Easter Seals Wisconsin
Project Director: Paul Leverenz (pleverenz@eastersealswisconsin.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
A partnership of Easter Seals Wisconsin (ESW), Wisconsin Farm Center (WFC),...

Skagit County Beginning Farmer Development Program [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $599,999
Institution: Viva Farm
Project Director: Michael Frazier (michael@vivafarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Beginning Farmer Development Program Skagit County establishes a formal...

South-West Texas StrikeForce Initiative for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: University of Texs Rio Grande Valley
Project Director: George Bennack (bennack@utpa.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This Standard Renewal Project included 28% sub-awards to a community-based...

Strategic Investments to Ensure Long-Term Success of Veteran-Owned and Advanced Beginning Farms [Final Report]

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Anusuya Rangarajan (ar47@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Cornell Small Farm’s Northeast Beginning Farmer Project (NBFP) has aimed...

Successfully Navigating the First 10 Years: Education Targeting Farm Dev Stages to Achieve Profitability and Environmental Sustainability [Final Report]

Award Amount: $670,000
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Garry Stephenson (garry.stephenson@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
With the nation’s need to foster a new generation of...

Supporting Beginning Farmer Programs with Technical Assistance to Apply for BFRDP [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $249,657
Institution: New Entry Sustainable Farming Proje
Project Director: Sarah Lambertson (sarah.lambertson@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
...

Supporting Pennsylvania New Farmers in the Start-up, Re-strategizing and Establishing Years [Final Report]

Award Amount: $461,000
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: Tara Baugher (tab36@psu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Leading Pennsylvania's economy with $7.4 billion in sales each year, Pennsylvania's...

Sustainable Farms for Urban Markets [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $603,790
Institution: Hmong American Partnership
Project Director: Bao Vang (baov@hmong.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Sustainable Farms for Urban Markets' (SFUM) mission is to enhance...

The National Farmer Veteran Project: Utilizing Existing Relationships and Networks to Expand Impact and Reach Among Veteran Farmers [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: The Farmer Veteran Coalition
Project Director: Michael O'Gorman (michaelo@farmvetco.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This grant allowed Farmer Veteran Coalition to connect with thousands...

The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program: A Participatory Beginning Farmer and Rancher Education and Training Initiative [Final Report]

Award Amount: $724,828
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Kim Niewolnyy (niewolny@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Our long-term goal is to holistically improve start-up opportunities for...

Training and Education to Facilitate Entry Into Emerging Specialized Wholesale and Agritourism Markets for Beginning Producers in Remote Agricultural Southern Colorado [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $239,970
Institution: Economic Development, Colorado Office of
Project Director: Elizabeth ORear (elizabeth.orear@state.co.us)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project innovated beginning producer education through collaboration between the...

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

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: NFO, Inc. (National Farmers Organization)
Project Director: David Reed (dreed@nfo.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
We developed presentations tailored to the location and the...

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

Award Amount: $588,948
Institution: NFO, Inc
Project Director: David Reed (dreed@nfo.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The first year of this three year grant has been...

Ultra-Niche Crops for the Progressive, New Farmer [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $460,170
Institution: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Project Director: Jenny Carleo (carleo@aesop.rutgers.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project goal is to teach new and beginning farmers...

University of Hawaii`s GoFarm Hawaii: A regional new farmer development initiative [Final Report]

Award Amount: $712,000
Institution: U of Hawaii, Agribusiness Incubator Program
Project Director: steven chiang (schiang@hawaii.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
How can we capitalize upon the interest in agriculture to...

Windy City Harvest: Training Beginner Farmers for Chicago`s Urban Agriculture Community [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: Chicago Horticultural Society
Project Director: Angela Mason (amason@chicagobotanic.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Since the beginning of the program, Windy City Harvest (WCH)...

Wolfe`s Neck Farm Dairy Farmer Apprenticeship Program [Progress Report]

Award Amount: $573,256
Institution: Wolfe's Neck Farm
Project Director: David Herring (dherring@wolfesneckfarm.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Wolfe's Neck Farm is an educational farm in Maine that runs...