Technical Consultancy Program with NOFA-NY and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and NOFA-NY announcement below:
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and NOFA-NY are pleased to announce a New Technical Consultancy Program for beginning farmers.
Many of today's young farmers grew up in the cities and suburbs; as these courageous farmers step into the fields for the first time, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and NOFA-NY are working to ensure that experienced farmers are at their side, providing them with the technical support and encouragement that they need to succeed.
Through the Technical Consultancy Program, NOFA-NY and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture are facilitating short-term, technically-focused mentorships between new and experienced farmers. The Technical Consultancy consists of a roster of Northeast farmers, catalogued by expertise. With access to this roster, beginning farmers who qualify for the program will be able to contact the appropriate consultant-farmer with specific questions. Consultations will take place at the convenience of the two farmers – either in person, or over the phone. The farmer-consultant will be compensated for his/her time in 60-minute increments for up to 6 hours.
Continue reading here for more information about the Technical Consultancy Program.
This program is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, USDA, #2011-49400-30510 and #2011-49400-30307. For more information on the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, click here. For other Beginning Farmer-related information, visit the National Agriculture Library Clearinghouse at start2farm.gov.