New farmers are a critical piece of the agricultural landscape in New York State. As the average age of current farm owners and operators increases across the country, as well as within the state, new farmers are needed to keep agricultural lands in production and to bolster the future of the industry.
This one stop shop for new and beginning farmers provides valuable information on some of the challenges facing them today, including access to land and capital, and resources for training and apprenticeships. The goal of these pages is to help farmers new to the industry to more easily navigate the many opportunities for assistance available to them.
Learn more about apprenticeship and job opportunities in the farming industry....