Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator
University of California
Sonoma County Bounty - Farm Business Incubator

Resources Beyond the North Bay

Beginning Farmers

A robust online resource for famers, researchers and policy makers with information about funding, finding farmland, starting a farm and much more.


The Community Alliance with Family Farmers a driving force of the sustainable agriculture movement.  Also see their Event Calendar.

California FarmLink

California FarmLink provides farmers with the tools they need to lease and purchase land, access capital, and improve business and financial management skills. Also see their Resource Library.

California Small Farm Conference

Website for the California Small Farm Conference, an education and networking opportunity for small farmers and ranchers.


CCOF organic certifier; promotes and supports organic food and agriculture through a premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy. 

Cornell Small Farms Program

Videos for small farmers in the Northeast US, covering topics ranging from marketing and profitability to specific production techniques.


Ecological Farming Association a non-profit educational organization commited to sustainable agriculture.

Farm Commons

Legal information for farmers; free resources including webinars, guides, flowcharts, checklists, and model documents.

Farm Service Agency

Of USDA offers crop insurance programs as well as a new Microloan program as well as other programs to help farmers and ranchers.  Microloan Fact Sheet.

Farmer Veteran Coalition

A national nonprofit organization that assists military veterans embarking on careers in agriculture.
Click on "Contact Us" in upper right corner of their web page to get started.


A growing farmer network with news, discussions, resources and list of events for farmers.  UC Cooperative Extension is a partner.

National Incubator Farm Training Program (NIFTI)  NIFTI provides comprehensive 1 to 1 consulting, educational resources, & professional development opportunities for incubator farm organizations across the country.

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

Helping to expand small-scale meat processing.
•  a network / hub for people and organizations who want small meat processors to thrive.
• develop and distribute tools and information for small processors and the people who depend on them — producers and small brands.
• part of eXtension where experts at the nation’s largest and oldest network of universities provide objective, research-based, credible information.


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