New Farmer Training Program

Applications are now open for the Farmer Training Program, a six-month intensive opportunity for aspiring BIPOC farmers.

We create affordable Land Access

Our Incubator Farm Program makes it easier to start farming by supplying equipment, training, resources and land just 3-miles from Ithaca.

We SUPPORT beginning Farmers

Our Farm Business Courses and One-to-One Guidance help new farmers set goals, find markets and plan for profit.

We Collaborate for Justice

Through our Farming for Justice Group, and events, we partner with organizations led by people of color to address injustices in the food system.

We FOSTER sustainable farming

Our hands-on Workshops highlight techniques that improve soil health, conserve water and promote land regeneration.

We cultivate successful farmers

Our multi-level Programs help farmers increase production yields, explore new enterprises or connect with a mentor.

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Our Workshops are hands-on and led by sustainable farmers and social justice activists. They integrate practical and regenerative farming techniques applicable to all growers; small to large and beginner to advanced.

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Whether you’re looking to learn technical farming skills, integrate equity into your business, launch or expand your own farm, or join the Finger Lakes farmer network, our Programs can meet your needs.


Visit our giving page for more information about how you can contribute to our mission.



Our Incubator Farm Program started in 2012 to reduce land access and resource challenges new farmers often face. Learn about the Incubator Farmers and how they are establishing successful farm businesses in our community!

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“In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”

- Baba Dioum, Senegalese environmentalist and forester