Organic farmers are the heroes of the organic movement, providing healthy food for people and the planet. OFRF works to help organic farmers in every way we can, which is why, whether you are a brand new farmer or making the transition to organics, OFRF has the resources to guide you along the way.
The Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) was approved in the Senate 2012 Farm Bill. For more information about the program click here.
What to Expect During the Transition Years- A guide from Montana State University about the transitioning phase
Organic Crop Production Overview from ATTRA- A guide to the basics for beginning organic farmers
Start2Farm - Funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), this program was developed to assist people new to farming or ranching and those who have less than 10 years experience.
Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program for Women - A program of Holistic Management International
How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch - A resource from Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) with detailed instructions for crop and livestock producers.
For more links, check out our Organic Education Resources page