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Finding help to get started
If we live in the Information Age, why can’t I ever find the information I need?
Start2Farm is a special project of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Grant# 2009-49400-05879
Programs and Resources
Education and Training
The two main features of the home page are the Thinking About Farming and Already Farming buttons. To start using the site simply click the one that applies to you.
For more information about searching the site please access the ‘Using the site’ tutorial located in the site help section.
If you are Thinking About Farming, click the first button and take a minute and read through the New to Farming tutorial. It is a brief guide to some important considerations when starting a farm.
At the end, you will have the option of returning to the topics pages to find more in depth resources.
The Already Farming button will take you to our topics pages where you can browse through our most requested topics to find resources.
You may use the options menu on the left side to return to one of the broader categories.
To search the site, simply type a keyword into the search box located in the upper right hand corner of your screen and click enter.
Once you have entered a term, a list of programs and resources will appear that are relevant to your search term.
Once you receive results, you will notice that there are options for narrowing your search on the left hand side of the page.
To reorder your search results by area, enter your zip code and click ‘Search’.
You may also use the categories to narrow your search.
Click on a category to open the available options and select the topics that are closest to your criteria.
Then click ‘search’.
Any search criteria you select will appear at the top of the left hand column.
To deselect search criteria simply click the ‘X’ next to the term.
The deselected term will disappear from your search string and you will retrieve a new set of results based on the criteria that are still selected.
1) The answer may not be
where you expect it to be
2) Talk to someone
For more help using programs and resources found on Start2Farm contact us: