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Beginning Farmer team

The Alabama Beginning Farmers project is funded by grants from the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (Awards 2015-04598 and 2018-02936). The overall project implementation plan involves collaboration with a wide range of institutions, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations for supporting beginning farmers statewide.

Project Objectives

  • Provide science-based information and consultation to beginning farmers.
  • Support and collaborate with third-party educational programs.
  • Develop new educational resources (e-curriculum, phone app, printed materials).
  • Sustain a statewide network of producers to strengthen the local food movement that is inclusive of low resource farmers and military veterans.
  • Provide evaluation data and annual reports for improvements

Are you interested in farming but don’t know where to start? Watch this basic video about beginning farmer educational resources and on-farm assistance services.


Additional Program Impact Videos and Reports

Program Bulletins

Alabama Vegetable IPM Project Evaluation Videos

Commercial Horticulture Program Evaluation Video