sharing our resources. Cultivating successful farmers.
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is coordinating this project with the help of many individuals and organizations. We are very grateful to those people who have offered their time, energy, and in-kind resources to this project.
BFN/Mass Leadership Team plays a hands-on role in making decisions on BFN/Mass’s direction, organization, policies, and membership, and participates directly in research and organizing work.
BFN/Mass Advisory Team provides guidance to BFN/Mass around important strategic decisions, and is called upon as a resource to share unique perspectives and support when needed and help shape the future of BFN/Mass.
Current Leadership & Advisory Team Members
- Gideon Burdick, Red Tomato
- Gary Keough, USDA-NASS
- Jennifer Hashley, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
- Jesse Steadman, Town of Stow
- Jonathan Jaffe, Farm Credit East
- Dorothy Suput, The Carrot Project
- Sara Dewey, Legal Services Food Hub
- Caitlin Sargent, The Farm School
- Kathy Ruhf, Land for Good
- Melissa Adams, MDAR
- New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Partner Organizations are groups who have dedicated significant time and resources to the development of BFN/Mass. You can be our partner too! Contact us to learn more!
- Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) strengthens local agriculture by building connections between farmers and the community.
- Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets organizes and supports Mass farmers markets
- New England Farmers Union (NEFU) works to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life of family farmers, fishermen, foresters, nursery growers and consumers in all six New England states.
- New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI) promotes small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers.
- New Entry Sustainable Farming Project assists people with limited resources who have an interest in small-scale commercial agriculture, to begin farming in Massachusetts and supports the vitality and sustainability of the region's agriculture.
- Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts (NOFA/Mass) is a community of farmers, gardeners, and the public that works to support and promote organic agriculture.
- South Eastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP) is a community partnership working to support our region's farms
- UMass Center for Agriculture houses Research and Extension programs in Mass.