NFU is now accepting applications through May 27, 2016, for the Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI)! New farmers, starting an operation of any size, are encouraged to apply for the 2016-2017 class.
BFI’s hands-on training emphasizes many of the challenges beginning farmers may face in their careers, such as business planning, access to capital, land acquisition, marketing, and more. For more than five years, BFI has empowered new farmers from across the country to operate successful farm businesses and become leaders within their communities. This year’s sessions will be held in Washington D.C., Salinas, California, and San Diego, California.