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- Important Links for Beginner Farmers – RU Ready 2 Farm Toolshed
Rutgers Cooperative Extension bulletin with many useful links on a variety of farming resources.
- NJ Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES)
NJAES provides a diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey. Access helpful publications and resources.
- Annie’s Project New Jersey
Annie’s Project is a risk management educational program for women farmers that began in the Midwest and spread throughout the country.
- General Farm Production Information
News, training, and grower resources from the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. This site provides access to an extensive collection of top-quality research and services.
- Cooperative Extension County Offices
Find and connect with your local Rutgers Cooperative Extension county office. County Extension offices provide a wealth of services for farmers. They are familiar with the agriculture industry in their counties at a local level and can help farmers navigate the many regulatory and planning issues that arise.
- New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA)
Access NJDA programs information, publications, news, funding opportunities and more.
- Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ)
The leading non-profit organization supporting and advocating for organic farming and food systems in NJ. Offers technical support, resources, educational programming and advocacy.
- New Jersey Farm Bureau
Advocates, informs and promotes agriculture in New Jersey.
- New Jersey Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ag Professionals
Networking and professional development group for NJ farmers between 18–35.
- NJ Vegetable Growers Association
An organization to promote and encourage improvements in the production and marketing of all phases of the vegetable industry in the State of New Jersey. Hosts one of New Jersey’s largest annual agricultural conferences each winter.
- NJ Horticultural Society
A group of fruit and vegetable farmers who collaborate to improve production in the state of New Jersey. This organization seeks to foster scientific research in our industry and improve the distribution of pertinent information to growers to further their success in growing.
- New Jersey Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association (Temporarily unavailable)
New Jersey Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of farmer-to-consumer direct marketers of all agricultural products.
- NJ Department of Environmental Protection
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture – Urban Agriculture
Information about USDA urban ag programs, services, resources, news, cooperative agreements and funding opportunities.
- USDA Urban Growers page
Information on how USDA can help urban growers and links to a wide variety of urban agriculture resources.
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) – Urban Agriculture home page
NRCS provides technical and financial assistance for assistance for urban growers in areas such as: Soil Health, Irrigation and Water Conservation, Weeds and Pests, High Tunnels.
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Urban Agriculture Toolkit
The toolkit lays out the common operational elements that most urban farmers must consider as they start up or grow their operations. It also contains a special section on resources for developing indoor growing operations, such as aquaponic facilities. For each element, the toolkit identifies technical and financial resources that have been developed by federal, state, and local partners.
- USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers information page
USDA considers anyone who has operated a farm or ranch for less than ten years to be a beginning farmer or rancher. USDA can help you get started or grow your operation through a variety of programs and services, from farm loans to crop insurance, and conservation programs to disaster assistance.
- USDA Farmers.gov Blog
Search for topics tagged with urban agriculture or other topics of interest.
- USDA National Agriculture Library – Urban Agriculture
Links to legal information and other urban agriculture resources.
- Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast, normally combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities.
- National Young Farmers Coalition
The National Young Farmers Coalition is a national advocacy network of young farmers fighting for the future of agriculture.
- ATTRA – Urban Agriculture
Urban Agriculture articles from the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.