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beginning farmer

The Alabama Beginning Farmer Program has a wide array of resources for all types of farmers. The overall implementation plan involves collaboration with a wide range of institutions, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations for supporting beginning farmers statewide. In collaboration with Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Crotovina, Farmscape Solutions, and The United Christian Community Association, the BFRD Program provides science-based information and consultation to beginning farmers, develops new educational resources, and sustains a statewide network of producers to strengthen the local food movement that is inclusive of low-resource farmers and military veterans.

The objectives of this program is to 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.

The program offers many training opportunities for all farmers to attend. The ACES calendar displays most current events for Alabama. As part of Beginning Farmer Program, the Commercial Horticulture Extension Team conducts a monthly webinar on the last Monday of each month. You can sign up for the IPM Communicator newsletter to receive monthly updates about the webinar series. To watch future webinars online in real time, visit the Alabama Beginning Farmers webpage under training events. For feedback or suggestion, please email azm0024@aces.edu. Thank you for your support.

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