About Beginning Farmer Success Program
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.
Beginning Farmer Projects
The program combines the efforts of four partners:
University of Maryland Extension
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Future Harvest - Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
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