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Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Beginning Farmers

Beginning farmers face tremendous risks in establishing and maintaining farming operations.  Two tools that can greatly assist beginning farmers are the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis and the Risk Management Checklist.  Click here to access the SWOT Analysis and click here to access the Risk Management Checklist.  

Spanish version of the SWOT Analysis

Spanish version of the Risk Management Checklist

UMass Extension

UMass Extension has a variety of information and resources for beginning farmers.

Further Assistance for Beginning Farmers,

Many Federal (USDA) and State agencies along with private organizations offer financial and technical assistance for beginning farmers.

USDA New Farmers website