Resources for Beginning Farmers


• ATTRA (National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service),
• AURI (Agricultural Utilization Research Institute),

Sustainable Ag Organzations

• Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota,
• MOSES (Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service),
• Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society,
• Center for Rural Affairs,
• Women in Blue Jeans,
• MISA (Minnesota Institute of Sustainable Agriculture),


• Penn State Ag Alternatives,
• Missouri Alternatives Center,
• U of M Extension,
• Practical Farmers of Iowa,
• Sustainable Farming Connection,


• OFARM (Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing),
• Pride of the Prairie,
• Southeast MN Food Network,
• Local Harvest,
• FoodRoutes,
• Small Grains,


• National Organic Program,
• Organic Ag Info,


• Center for Holistic Management,


• The Farm Service Agency offers several programs like the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program


• Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG), founded in 1986, is a 24-year-old nonprofit law center dedicated to providing legal services to family farmers and their communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land. FLAG provides legal education, outreach, training and legal assistance to beginning and immigrant farmers in Minnesota to improve their equitable participation in USDA assistance farm programs and enhance their ability to establish, build and manage successful farm enterprises.