Beginning Farmer

What We Do

The Purdue Beginning Farmer program seeks to support new farmers determine their mission and vision through statewide programs, projects with partnering agencies, and targeted farm events to build more robust networks across Indiana.

 

Contact Us

Amy Thompson

Beginning Farmer Coordinator

615 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(756) 496 - 1930

 

SARE Project

SARE Project

farming photo
SARE Project

Beginning farmers come from diverse backgrounds and often farm using non-traditional methods. A more coordinated effort by local, state and national agencies is needed to provide essential services to support these farming operations and increase...

Click to View SARE Project

Events

Events

farming photo
Events

Want hands-on experience or an in-person/visual experience to learn how to start your farm? Check out these events to learn more about beginning farming.

Click to View Events

Programs

Programs

farming photo
Programs

Interested in starting a farm but unsure of how to get started or where you can find help? Are you already a farmer but eager to enhance and improve your management practices? We hold a variety of programs regularly to help prospective and...

Click to View Programs

Partners

Partners

Farming photo
Partners

Purdue Extension's Beginning Farmer program partners with many agencies across Indiana to support you as a diversified or beginning farmer, help you connect with other locals, and more.

Click to View Our Partners

Resources

Resources

farming photo
Resources

Explore the wide range of website resources that our specialists have compiled.

Click to View Resources

Video Library

Video Library

farming photo
Video Library

Check out a list of useful videos compiled by our Beginning Farmer Specialist!

View Video Library