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Beginning Women Farmers Training Program

CT NOFA has partnered with Holistic Management International for six years to implement the Beginning Women Farmer (BWF) Program. The program is geared towards beginning farmers - those with less than 10 years experience.

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For the 2015/2016 season, we will be offering a similar Whole Farm Planning certificate course and it will be open to a limited number of farmers and their farm partners.

More information about the upcoming program can be found here>

To learn more about past sessions and Holistic Management International, click HERE.


The BWF program was funded through the USDA/NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.


From past graduates:

Alexis Wilcox, co-manager for Deep Hollow Farm in Chester, CT - "I think just having the BWF network at my back is the most positive thing because each participant is such a wonderful resource and "expert" at individual things. I wouldn't hesitate to contact any of them with questions. "

Jessica Kroeber - "All the individuals (peers and instructors/mentors) I have meet during this class have taught me something, and have helped me unearth my own self confidence in myself along with the weaknesses I struggle with. And it feels wonderful to have a small group of people who have a similar mindset or love for farming, the land, and good food. All of this has nurtured the flame and love I have for this life style I live."


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phone: (203) 308-2584 • fax: (203) 308-2586