Listed below are some programs and events that may be of interest to beginning farmers. For more information on when they or other events are being offerred, please check with the sponsoring organizations.

Programs and Courses

Exploring the Small Farm Dream - Is Starting an Agricultural Business Right for You? 
-A short course to help you decide if starting a new farm business is right for you

NOFA-NJ

Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- A farm business planning class

NOFA-NJ

Online Courses for Aspiring, New, & Experienced Farmers 
- Courses on a variety of topics 

Cornell Small Farms Project

Annie's Project - Farm risk management education program for women

Rutgers

Twilight Meetings, Field Days, Farm-Based Education Programs, and Other Trainings
- Additional events may be offered by a variety of organizations. See the websites for and contact, for instance:

 Multiple organizations

 

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New Jersey and other winter agriculture meetings

The following are some annual winter agricultural meetings that may be of interest to beginning farmers. These conferences typically take place between January and March, with their usual locations noted below.

NJ Farm Bureau Annual Meeting (typically in November) Princeton, NJ
NJ State Ag Convention and NJ Vegetable Growers Association Convention Atlantic City, NJ
NJ Nursery and Landscape Association Trade Show Edison, NJ
NOFA-NJ Annual Winter Conference New Brunswick, NJ
Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and Trade Show Hershey, PA
PASA Farming for the Future Conference State College, PA
Future Harvest - CASA Annual Conference  Chesepeake region
Delaware Ag Week Delaware
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Additional resources

For additional resources, please visit the Resources for Beginning Farmers page.