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Episode 152. Starting a Farm

Today’s episode of Voices from the Field is the first in an occasional series from Rockiell Woods, Director of NCAT’s Gulf States Regional Office in Jackson, Mississippi, and Bill Evans, Director of Horticulture at Up in Farms Food Hub in Jackson. This series is all about starting a farm.

Today’s conversation is focused on how many acres are needed and what crops to choose.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Rockiell Woods directly at

Related ATTRA Resources:

Evaluating a Farm Enterprise

Financing Your Farm: Guidance for Beginning Farmers

Planning for Profit in Sustainable Farming

Basic Accounting: Guidance for Beginning Farmers

Other Resources:

Farm Answers

Up in Farms Food Hub

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