New & Beginning Farmers

In the spring of 2004, Wayne County hosted a Farm Transfer workshop with NY Farm Link. Read the Press Release (PDF) for the workshop.

The NY Farm Link Program provides networking, consulting, and educational support for farm transfers. Call 800-547-3276 with questions.

The Wayne County Agricultural Microenterprise program can also provide business planning and below-market-rate loans for new and beginning farmers. 

There are several programs available to help individuals think through the process of deciding the how what, why, and when of starting a farm business.