Beginning Farmer Resources

USDA New Farmers​
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a wide range of resourc​es for new or beginning farmers. 

USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coordin​ators​​​
​List of U.S. Department of Agriculture coordinators that can provide information and assistance to beginning farmers or ranchers. ​​

UW-Division of Extension Farm Management - Beginning Farm and Enterprise Development ​
Extension offers resources, information and networking opportunities for farmers interested in exploring and assessing new business ideas or revenue streams to their operations. ​

Beginning Farmers
Website offers information on how to start and plan for a new farm including funding and land acquisition resources. Internship and employment opportunities are also available regularly through their website.

Farm Answers
USDA-NIFA beginning farmer and rancher (BFRDP) clearinghouse that contains resources to help beginning farmers.

Cornell Small Farms Program​
Program offers resources, courses and trainings on their website that focus on all phases of small farm business development.​

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance​
Website that offers information on obtaining property, ​health, ​worker's compensation, disability, and other types of insurance as a farmer. 

​Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions - LLC & Corporation Registration
Online registration forms for those seeking to register as an LLC or corporation. ​