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New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

The New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (NBFR) Program at Alabama A&M University was developed for new and beginning farmers to establish and sustain viable agricultural operations in Alabama through the development and enhancement of innovative educational programs, services and social networks.

The Small Farms Research Center conducted its first series of new and beginning short courses throughout the months of October 2013 with specific focus on Business Planning, Capital & Access to Capital and Land Acquisition and Tenure.

The Small Farms Research Center continues to recruit, grow and directly assist new and beginning farmers and ranchers (BFRs) in Alabama. The center is bridging the gap for producers that lack access to capital, land, markets and are often uninformed about various aspects of accessing government services.