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Find everything you need to help your farm grow

The newly expanded Marbleseed Organic Resource Directory now includes buyers, suppliers, and certification agencies, as well as educational resources such as fact sheets, workbooks, guidebooks, and more.

Want to see your business or resource listed in the Marbleseed Organic Resource Directory? We review all submissions to ensure products, services, and educational resources are appropriate for inclusion in the directory. To submit your business or resource for consideration, please use the forms below.

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Farm Business Management

Fearless Farm Finances Online Course

Beginning Farmers, Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Farm Business : Marketing
This one-of-a-kind course is packed with instructions, tips, and tools for setting up and managing a farm’s financial system. It includes real-life examples from successful farmers and sample data to show how forms and records should look.

National Young Farmer's Coalition | Young Farmer Grant Program

Beginning Farmers, Beginning Farmers : Connect with Peers, Land Access, Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Farm Business : Marketing, Farm Business : Funding, Farm Business : Certification, Farming Systems, Leadership and Community
For the last four years, the National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) has partnered with Chipotle to support young and beginning farmers and ranchers start up and grow their businesses with a flexible funding opportunity each spring. The program provided 50 farmers and ranchers with $5,000 each in the spring of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Grant recipients also received a one-year membership to the National Young Farmers Coalition.

In the fifth and final year of the program, they are celebrating distributing 50 grants to a new cohort of young farmers and ranchers in 2024!

Learn more and apply here

Fearless Farm Finances

Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Farm Business : Certification
This one-of-a-kind resource is packed with instructions, tips, and tools for setting up and managing a farm’s financial system. It includes real-life examples from successful farmers and sample data to show how forms and records should look.

Farm Financial Management Boot Camp

Aug 02 - Aug 17 | Online | $
The Food Finance Institute's Farm Boot Camp brings a small group of like-minded businesses together to dig into the tools, concepts, and strategies that will set their farms up for success. …

Get Started! A Guide to USDA Resources for Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers

Beginning Farmers, Beginning Farmers : Connect with Peers, Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Leadership and Community, Leadership and Community : Healthy Communities, Leadership and Community : Racial Equity
Get Started! A Guide to USDA Resources for Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers is a new multi-agency publication that provides information on assistance and targeted opportunities available to minority, women, veteran, beginning and limited resource producers. This 40-page guide, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese, can help you get started with USDA, whether you are new to farming, ranching, or forestry management, or just new to working with us. From farm loans to crop insurance, and conservation programs to disaster assistance, USDA is here to support you and your operation.

Wisconsin Beginning Farmer Resource Guide

Beginning Farmers, Land Access, Land Access : Incoming Farmers, Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Farm Business : Marketing, Farming Systems, Field Crops, Fruits and Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Livestock, Production, Production : General, Soils
USDA Farm Service Agency in Wisconsin, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service; Risk Management Agency; Rural Development; Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); and UW-Madison Extension is proud to announce the launch of the Wisconsin Beginning Farmer Resource Guide.

This guide was developed to provide producers just getting started in agriculture with a well-rounded resource. Set up as a road map, it walks beginning farmers through the various resources available to support them through their journey of starting an agriculture operation, farm, or food business. The road map includes stops for phases such as Brainstorming, Learning, Planning, Funding, Forming, Operating, and Networking, as well as additional resources.

Farming Into the Future by Centering Farmworkers

Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Farming Systems, Leadership and Community, Leadership and Community : Farmer Leader, Leadership and Community : Healthy Communities, Leadership and Community : Public Policy, Leadership and Community : Racial Equity
​​To provide individuals working on diversified vegetable farms with information, examples, and resources that support long-term career paths for farmworkers, enhance farmer quality of life, and strengthen farm businesses.

We know that if you’re reading this, you probably have important things to contribute to this discussion. With that in mind, we are treating this as a living document so it can better reflect farmers’ experiences while providing support around evolving needs over time. If you have stories, questions, or resources you’d like to share with us, please get in touch with Sarah (sarah@csacoalition.org).

New Farmer U

Apr 28 - Apr 29 | Rosholt, WI | $
Boost your farm business skills at New Farmer U in Rosholt, WI…

Produce Food Safety Plan Writing Course

Feb 06 - Mar 13 | Online | Free
Produce farmers are food handlers! Let’s do it safely and cost-effectively…

Organic Farming & Climate Risk: Assessing & Understanding the Insurable Risks of Organic Production
2023 by Jeff Schahczenski

The long-term trends of insurable losses have been increasing and
may further increase because of changing and disruptive weather
and climate. Can organic farmers better assess their weather-related…

Going Solar on Your Farm: Producing Renewable Solar Energy for Profit and Sustainability
2023 by Francis Blake, Bobby King, Nicole Rakobitsch, and Art Thicke

Farmers use solar energy to produce food and fiber. Now with solar arrays it is possible to add renewable electricity to your farm's production. A solar array will pay for itself, generate profit…

Building Community Food Webs
2023 by Kristy Lynn Allen, Amy Bacigalupo, and Ken Meter

Organic farms can be potent community builders. By pursuing healthy farming practices, we create new fertility and lower environmental costs, reducing financial flows away from rural communities. Yet…

5 Legal Best Practices for Every Farm
2023 by Rachel Armstrong

We will show you the what, why, and how around legal fundamentals
like liability, business structures, and government regulations for
worker and product safety to build your farm’s legal resilience…

17th Annual Emerging Farmers Conference

Nov 12 - Nov 13 | Shoreview, MN | Free
The Emerging Farmers Conference is for new and emerging growers and producers. This conference is for farmers, by farmers, and led by farmers. The goal is to empower emerging farmers with knowledge…

How to Earn $30,000 Profit Per Acre With a Regenerative Farm

Sep 21, 5:00 PM ET
Online | Free

In this webinar you will learn the three secrets to having a successful regenerative farm. Guest presenter is Jeff Siewicki of Vital Mission Farm in South Carolina. Hosted by FACT. [Registration…

Planning The Organic Orchard

Farm Business : General
Factsheet: Planning and design tips for your organic orchard

Sustainable Vegetable Production Website

Farm Business : General
Sustainable Vegetable Production website to share results from research on strategies that enhance vegetable production and cropping systems.

Expense Worksheet for Schedule

Farm Business : General
Workbook

Income Worksheet for Schedule

Farm Business : General
Workbook

Organic Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Reserve Program

Farm Business : Funding, Farm Business : General
A guide to the Conservation Reserve Program from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC).

Commercial Kitchen Guide

Farm Business : General
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture provides this guide that gives details on the regulatory steps required to start or operate in a commercial kitchen to create value-added products for resale.

Season Extension

Farm Business : General
Factsheet: Key things to consider when building a hoophouse

Consider Risk Before Starting Orchard

Farm Business : General
Factsheet: Understanding the risks and factors involved in starting an organic orchard before investing.

Resources For Beginning Farmers

Beginning Farmers, Farm Business : General, Farm Business : Funding
Factsheet: Resources for planning your foray into organic agriculture

eOrganic

Farm Business : General
eOrganic website provides scientific, experience, and certification based information on organic farming for farmers, extension agents, agricultural professionals, and the general public.

Finding Farmland Course

Beginning Farmers, Farm Business : General
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Farmers Legal Action Group

Farm Business : General

Ag Plan

Beginning Farmers, Land Access : Incoming Farmers, Farm Business : General
free online tool offered by the University of Minnesota to help farmers write a viable business plan.

Farm Beginnings

Beginning Farmers, Land Access : Incoming Farmers, Farm Business : General
farm business planning course offered by the Land Stewardship Project

Employee Management training for Vegetable Farmers

Farm Business : General

Cornell Small Farm Courses

Land Access : Incoming Farmers, Farm Business : General
free online courses for aspiring, new, and experienced farmers

Farm Employment FAQ

Farm Business : General
Practical Farmers of Iowa offers “Farm Employment FAQ,” to help Iowa farmers and farm workers better understand their rights and responsibilities as employers and employees.

Greenhorns Guide Books

Beginning Farmers, Land Access : Incoming Farmers, Farm Business : General
free online guide books provide useful information about farming, farm business and land access

OGRAIN Listerv

Leadership and Community : Healthy Communities, Farm Business : General
Share information about events, production issues, resources, and equipment to buy or sell. Subscribers can send an email to the entire group. Members can reply to all or just to the sender who can post “digests” of the responses they receive. OGRAIN is a partnership between MOSES and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To subscribe to the listerv, email join-ograin@lists.wisc.edu.
To post an email to the entire group, email ograin@lists.wisc.edu. (All subscribers will receive your email. This gives you the ears, advice, and perspectives of many people, but it also means that you should use this list sparingly so as not to overload the inboxes of subscribers. We reserve the right to moderate content and take action if necessary.)
Unsubscribe from the listserv: leave-ograin@lists.wisc.edu

Farm Commons

Beginning Farmers, Farm Business : General
Farm Commons provides legal workshops, timely resources, and a community for farmers, ranchers, and their service providers.

AgPlan

Farm Business : General
Farm Business Plan writing course