Young, New and Minority Farmers

Our Resources for Young, Beginning, Small, Minority and Veteran Farmers

Women in Agriculture

We are excited to announce we will be offering a special mentor program for women in agriculture.  This program will help provide support to women in agriculture by allowing them to share experiences and thoughts with other women farmers. Visit this page to have access to a list of mentors and specialists available to you.

Articles and Advice for Beginning Farmers

Below are some articles form "Practical Wisdom", a joint effort by Farm Journal and Farm Credit Services of America. These articles contain lesson and insights from experienced producers to help young and beginning farmers and ranchers.  To see the entire list of Practical Wisdom articles, click here.

Opportunities for New and Beginning Farmers

Allegheny Mountain Institute Farm and Food Fellowship Applications Open

Allegheny Mountain Institute’s 18-month Farm and Food Education Fellowship prepares, empowers and funds individuals to become teachers and ambassadors for a more vibrant and accessible local food system.
Selected Fellows spend six months in immersive training on our mountain farm campus (Phase I) and one year in service work with partner non-profit organizations in Virginia (Phase II).

There is no fee to participate. Fellows receive $1,000 at the successful completion of Phase I and earn $10 per hour in Phase II.


Documents and Resources for Minorities


Veteran Resources