Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 Resources for New Farmers
(718) 722-2891

Resources for New Farmers

In 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the Beginning Farmer Workgroup to provide recommendations related to supporting the growth of new farmers and farming in New York. This workgroup was composed of entry level farmers, agricultural service providers, agricultural lenders, representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension, advocacy organizations, higher education representatives, and federal and state agencies.

In response to recommendations by the workgroup, the Department created this webpage to assist new farmers looking to start or diversify their farm. This website provides comprehensive information on state regulations, job training, land ownership, farm financing, marketing, land and soil, and much more! Click on the subpages above to learn more.

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