Beginning Farmer Institute

National Farmers Union's Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) is a free training programs for new producers of all ages and operation type/size. Participants attend three in-person learning sessions over the course of the year, one each in Washington, D.C., Northern California, and Savannah, Georgia. The sessions include farm tours as well as seminars on a variety of beginning farmers issues, such as business planning, USDA programs, and acquiring land.
Applications for the 2019-2020 BFI cohort will be open February 1 through April 15.

2018-2019 BFI Participants


Deanne Boyer
Pennsylvania

Rachel Brann
Minnesota

Leslie Caccamese
California

Jill Chi
Minnesota

Konnor Dehmlow
Colorado

Danielle Endvick
Wisconsin

Jesse Endvick
Wisconsin

Kat Johnson
Virginia

Amanda Olson
North Dakota

Tyler Neubauer
North Dakota

Christina Pegg
Hawaii

Sarah Rachor
Montana

Elliott Salazar
Colorado

Rebecca Sheahan
Delaware

Sarah Stenuf
New York

Dion Stepanski
Michigan

Molly Stepanski
Michigan

Olivia Terry
Colorado

 

A special thank you to BFI's sponsors!