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!