About Beginning Farmer Success Program

Beginning Farmer Success is a University of Maryland Extension partnership program providing farmers with tools and education to explore, refine, develop and implement farm businesses.

About The Beginning Farmer Success Program

The program is the product of a collaborative grant project funded through The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Our goal is to increase the number of successful beginning farmers and acreage farmed by them in Maryland. The project has an emphasis on practical training for beginning farmers, including new, underserved, limited resource, socially disadvantaged, minority and ethnic, and explorer farming audiences.

Learn more about the Maryland Beginning Farmer Success Project from University of Maryland Extension

Beginning Farmer Projects

Needs Assessment Impact Document

The Beginning Farmer Success (BFS) program is made possible by the partnership of the following sponsors:

  • University of Maryland Extension
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 
  • Future Harvest - Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture 
  • Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission 
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore