Beginner farmer support program
A free six month cohort program centering BIPOC beginning farmers (urban and rural).
Classes 4th Wednesdays 11:00am – 2:00pm (January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, 2022)
Peer Sharing and Feedback Sessions 2nd Saturdays 11:00am – 2:00pm (February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, 2022)
Most sessions will be online. If possible, we will do 1-2 in person events in Central Massachusetts with virtual participation options.
Classes, tools and other offerings including:
- Business Plan Support
- Building Your Market
- Designing Your Governance
- Fundraising Assistance
Taught by Global Village Farms staff and regional partners.
With support from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Any beginning farmer may apply. Priorities will be given to:
- Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and immigrant / migrant people
- People living in New England
- Individuals and groups interested in implementing cooperative business structures
Apply by January 5th, 2022: