New Farmer Development identifies, educates, and supports aspiring farmers with agricultural experience to establish their own economically and environmentally sustainable small farm businesses in the NYC region.
By training the next generation of regional farmers, the NFD helps keep farmland in production and strengthens rural communities, farmers markets and the region’s food system as a whole. NFD farmers grow a range of unique products originating from around the world, and expand public access to high-quality, locally-grown farm products. You can learn more about Farm Beginnings Whole Farm Planning Course here.
The NFD was created in 2000 as a partnership between Greenmarket and Cornell Cooperative Extension's NYC Program. The project is based in New York City and supports new farmers witin the city, New York's Hudson Valley & Catskill Regions, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania.
Project Facts and Milestones:
Maria Rojas - Project Coordinator