Farmer Resource Library


Find Land to Farm

New England Ag Exchange

New Entry Farmland Matching Service
Land for Good 
New England Small Farm Institute
New England Landlink listings
New England Farmland Finder
NYFC Farm Land Purchase & Scenario Calculator

Farm Service Providers Directory

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), MA State Office
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), MA Office
Find an FSA Office Near You
Farm Credit East
Find a Farm Family Insurance Agent

Legal Food Hub
Farm Commons

Farmer Education Programs

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Young Farmer Network of Southeastern New England
Urban Farming Insitute
New Entry’s Livestock Field School

MA Department of Agricultural Resources, Division of Agricultural Conservation & Technical Assistance

MA Department of Agricultural Resources Agricultural Business Training Program
MA Farm Energy Program
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), MA

Eastern MA Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training

Farm Funding

The Carrot Project, small farm financing
Farm Credit East 2018 Report on Farm Grants Available in New England
Grants available through MDAR
FSA Farm Loan Programs
MA Farm Energy Program
FSA Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Loans

Farm Credit East

Beginning Farmers

SEMAP Beginning Farmer, Rancher, & Forester Program
Beginning Farmer Network
Cornell’s Northeast Beginning Farmer Project
MDAR’s Agricultural Business Training Program
New England Small Farm Institute
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
bfn maCampus Farmers
The Virtual Grange
USDA New Farmers
NOFA/Mass Beginning Farmer Mentorship Program

FSA Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Loans
Young Farmer Nights (RI & SE-MA)
National Young Farmers Coalition
The Greenhorns

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Farming in Massachusetts
Farm Credit East FarmStart

Organic/Sustainable Agriculture & Technical Assistance

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)
MA Farm Energy Program
USDA Organic Certification
Baystate Organic Certifiers

Northeast Organic Farming Association/Mass (NOFA/Mass)

Farm & Food Safety

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP)
Report from USDA Risk Management Agency and the Wallace Center, “Farmers’ Guide to On-Farm Food Safety Certification”
Food Safety Modernization Act
Is Your Farm Covered By The Produce Safety Rule?

Land Conservation

Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR)
Trustees of Reservations
Community Preservation CoalitionMassachusetts Land Trust Coalition

Farm Transfer

Land for Good

Soil Resources

UMass Amherst Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Lab
USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey

Policy

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG)
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Classifieds

COMFOOD Listserv – Subscribe for sustainable agriculture and food systems news and postings
NEFOOD Listserv – Subscribe now!
NESAWG Jobs
Land Jobs Stuff
Branchfood Jobs
Good Food Jobs

Jobs & Opportunities on the SEMAP Site

Marketing

Food Routes’ Buy Fresh Buy Local
Small Farm Central

FarmFresh – create a free account and list your farm!

Fiber

SEMAP Local Fiber Offerings
Southeastern New England Fibershed
Apple Mountain Alpacas: Guide to Alpaca Farming

Agritourism

NE Farmways Agritourism Video Training Series & Order Form

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