Beginning Farmer Resources

​​Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers​
Designed to educate students about pasture-based dairy and livestock farming, this school offers specialized training through traditional classroom activities, hands-on internships, and farm tours of pasture-based farms managed by successful graduates and mentors

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 Small Farms
Supports programming for beginning, rural lifestyle and other small farm operators by partnering with outside agencies and related industry groups.

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. ​