Agrarian Trust

Beginning Farmer Program for Women in CT


If you are a beginning (less than ten years experience) women farmer in Connecticut and you are interested in joining the program, we are now accepting applications for the 2014/2015 session. The training begins in early November and consists of 10 all-day Saturday sessions. The first six are throughout the winter and will be held at Goodwin College in East Hartford, CT. The four remaining sessions are on on-farm at different locations throughout the state. Click HERE for an online application.

From a recent graduate:
All the individuals (peers and instructors/mentors) I have meet during this class have taught me something, and have helped me unearth my own self confidence in myself along with the weaknesses I struggle with. And it feels wonderful to have a small group of people who have a similar mindset or love for farming, the land, and good food. All of this has nurtured the flame and love I have for this life style I live.“-Jessica Kroeber

The 2014/2015 dates:

November 1

November 22

December 13

January 17

January 24

February 7

February 28

March 21

April 11

May 2

May 16 (snow date)

While there is a small fee to join the program in the Northeast, scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program, please contact Deb Legge, Connecticut Co-coordinator or call 203-308-2584. To learn more about the current program, past sessions and Holistic Management International, click HERE.

CT NOFA has partnered with Holistic Management International for five years to implement the Beginning Women Farmer (BWF) Program. The BWF program is funded through the USDA/NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.