American Farmland Trust (AFT) and collaborators–
Farm Credit East, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and National
Young Farmers Coalition – offered the Helping Beginning Farmers Manage Risk and Succeed in Finding Farmland in
New York project to aid beginning farmers in managing risks in
The project included a three-part series of workshops offered
in two locations in New York. These workshops adapted materials from
AFT’s national Farmland for the Next Generation training curriculum, developed in concert with the USDA
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and Farm Credit, and included
presentations, worksheets and checklists, and peer-to-peer
learning. Participants received training on the National Young Farmer
Coalition’s Finding Farmland tool. All participants
also received multiple follow-up contacts, during the approximately 9 months
after the final workshop, to offer one-on-one coaching in helping them to find
and secure farmland, evaluate their farming and business plans, as well as
connect with other resources, including additional adviser services and
funding. These one-on-one coaching
services were made available to other beginning farmers seeking farmland in
New York as well. In total, 23 farmers attended
the workshops, 38 farmers were contacted regarding assistance, and 20 farmers received one-on-one land access support.
Number of Participants: 54
There are no promotional materials available for this project.
There are no educational materials available for this project.
REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
There are no reports or evaluations available for this project.