Guidebook Series

*NEW* The Greenhorns Beginner’s Guide to Getting Into Farming

*NEW* The Greenhorns Beginner’s Guide to Getting Into Farming

This is a guidebook about getting into agriculture, a choose-your-own-adventure playbook into a highly diverse set of lifeworlds. Notice the new and improved digital format for the third edition of this guidebook. It works a bit like a blog: you can click on videos, websites and out-links to find educational opportunities, farm jobs, workshops, online courses and business classes, free films, free reading and good listening. It’s about tuning in, finding the path, finding consonance, and weighing all the co-factors that will allow you to ‘rule your destiny’ and design a place for yourself on the land.

Mainifesta: an un-monograph celebrating the maiden voyage of Maine Sail Freight

Mainifesta: an un-monograph celebrating the maiden voyage of Maine Sail Freight

This is a story about a group of young farmers staging a pageant-like protest about the terms of trade in our agricultural economy, and the nature of transportation and exchange within that model.

Affording OURLAND: Greenhorns Guide to Financial Literacy

Affording OURLAND: Greenhorns Guide to Financial Literacy

Access to farmland persists as the top challenge faced by new farmers in this country. The purpose of this little book is to interprete the landscape of options available to young and beginning farmers who wish to access land and credit for starting or growing farm businesses.

Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together

Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together

“It’s clear that we face common challenges. It’s also clear that by working together, we get more than just a solution to a problem: we get solidarity.” The Greenhorns presents Cooperative Farming, an in-depth resource for forming collaborative businesses. Compiled from 42 interviews with farmers and professionals, this is a how-to handbook on structuring and operating a group venture.

Field Journal For Beginning Farmers

Field Journal For Beginning Farmers

This guide was created with the NE Beginning Farmers Program, and is intended for use by educators to help young people explore a career in farming.

Greenhorns Mini Compendium on Land Tenure Resources

Greenhorns Mini Compendium on Land Tenure Resources

A mini-compendium of resources for beginning farmers on the topic of finding sustainable land tenure. This compendium was put together for our Land Access Forum for beginning farmers in the Hudson Valley on September 29, 2010 at the Pfeiffer Center in Chesnut Ridge, NY. We give incredible thanks to the many organizations who contributed resources for the Forum and were willing to share their materials with us.

The Greenhorns Guide for Beginning Farmers

The Greenhorns Guide for Beginning Farmers

This is a guidebook written by young farmers, for young farmers. It is written to help you plan your professional trajectory into the field of sustainable agriculture. In this 30-page guide, we cover some of the major areas of institutional support for young farmers, some likely venues of learning and useful references. You should come away with a sense of how to approach the many hurdles with style, persistence, and improvisational zip. It’s a collaboration of Greenhorns, affiliates, and those who have contributed online to: foryoungfarmers.wikispaces.com

Small Grains Report

Small Grains Report

A report based on a meeting at Paicines Ranch in February 2016 With investment opportunities based on market status in February 2018 Prepared by Amy Halloran, author, The New Bread Basket.