Beginning ranchers Tag

University of Nevada, Reno, Extension is offering training and certification for beginning producers through its Herds & Harvest Program. A Small Acreage - Level 1 Certification Program is scheduled for January 26 through April 23, 2022. The course involves five Zoom meetings and concludes with an in-person tour of small acreage farms and ranches. Training topics include goal setting, livestock and crop production, marketing, and farm financial management. A separate Farm to Fork Level 1 Certification course focused on livestock production for local consumption is scheduled for March 2-30, 2022, for the Zoom courses, with tour dates still to be...

Thanks to funding from Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE), NCAT is offering a six-month course for beginning livestock farmers who are women. This course will be offered in convenient virtual classes where students will interact with each other and with women mentors, including NCAT specialists. It will be capped with a two-day in-person training offered in two locations: Cookeville, Tennessee, June 20-21, 2022, and Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 27-28, 2022. We are excited to gather a group of 30 women to participate in each location. The application is available online. ...

The National Center for Appropriate Technology will lead a regional partnership to help more than 300 beginning farmers and ranchers across the Northern Great Plains explore the value, viability, and resilience of raising organic field crops. NCAT will lead this $600,000 three-year Preparing a Resilient Future project alongside the Montana Organic Association, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society, Center for Rural Affairs, the Intertribal Agriculture Council, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, International Organic Inspectors Association, North Dakota State, and University of Wyoming....