Louisiana

(Perhaps begin each state's page with a brief summary of the state's unique agricultural characteristics and state specific new farmer challenges and opportunities.)

Funding (Image Link)

  • Access to capital is a critical component for a successful farm operation as well as the organizations that seek to assist America's new farmers. This section looks at possible sources of financing in state name for new farmer organizations as well as how to help new farmers access financial support on their own.

Access to Land (Image Link)

  • For new farmers the issue of land access is often closely related to financing and is one of the largest hurdles in starting a farm operation. This section looks at a variety of ways organizations can help farmers gain access to land in state name.

Farming Know-How (Image Link)

  • Beginning farmer organizations often provide important education and hands-on experience for new farmers. Areas of education range from business planning and marketing to soil science and animal husbandry. This section addresses programs and legal issues in state name important to both the content of the educational materials and the manner in which the knowledge and experience is provided.

Policy (Image)

  • The above issues entail a large amount of policy on their own. However, this separate category is provided in order to establish easy access to a range of policy approaches in state name to assist new farmers.

Programs and Policy by Type of Farm (Image)

  • Its not easy to categorize types of farms, and for good reason. Farming can be a diverse enterprise relying on a variety of activities and revenue. However, many groups specialize in assisting farmers in particular endeavors, such as urban agriculture or organic production.

Programs and Policy by Demographic Served (Image)

  • Resources and organizations often focus on assisting a specific demographic. The demographic groups can be as broad as women farmers or as specific as teaching convicts horticultural skills.