General Beginning Farmer

OCFSN Oregon Beginning Farmer and Rancher Services Directory

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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) – Resources for Beginning & Minority Farmers

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) - Resources for Beginning & Minority Farmers -- A list of blog posts and other informational resources pertaining to beginning BIPOC farmers.

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Civil Eats Young Farmer Publication

Civil Eats publishes a regular column aimed at uniting young farmers.

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New England Small Farms Institute

New farmers may be new to farming, or they may have grown up on a farm. New farmers may be young, but they may just as likely be career changers or retirees. New farmers may be exploring the idea of starting a farm, actively planning to start a farm, or be in the first years…

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ATTRA Financing Your Farm: Guidance for Beginning Farmers

Financing Your Farm: Guidance for Beginning Farmers (2011)- ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture publication. The purpose of this publication is to lay out several financing options available to beginning farmers to start a farm, and to illuminate the step-by-step process of applying for a loan. Small-/medium-scale sustainable farmers and those new to the world of finance are…

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USDA’s Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

USDA’s Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers page provides info on federal grants and loans available for smaller producers.

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Oregon’s Beginning and Expanding Farmer Lending Program “Aggie Bonds”

Oregon’s Beginning and Expanding Farmer Lending Program (‘Aggie Bonds’) — This program allows lenders to provide lower interest lending to qualifying beginning farmers. It is administered by Business Oregon, but potential applications should consult a lender before applying.

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Oregon State University Small Farms Program

The Oregon State University Small Farms Program is a great resource for beginning and smaller farmers, offering classes, workshops, trainings and online tools.

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