Young, New and Minority Farmers

Resources for Young, Beginning, Small, and Veteran Farmers

Articles and Advice for Beginning Farmers

Below are some articles from "Practical Wisdom", a joint effort by Farm Journal and Farm Credit Services of America. These articles contain lessons 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.


Center for Environmental Farming Systems Call for Applications for 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Apprenticeship Program (Click here for more details on the program)


Documents and Resources for New and Beginning Farmers


Veteran Resources

Youth Resources