KYFarmStart - Kentucky's Beginning Farmer Program
Ky FarmStart is a management program for beginning farmers and transitioning farmers (those inheriting a family farm and moving into a new role). Participants learn about whole farm planning, enterprise selection, soils and production skills (based on their interests). Groups of counties form groups and UK College of Ag, Food and Environment specialists design a program to meet the needs of those clientele.
The goal of the KyFarmStart is to assist beginning farmers evaluate their land, labor, and other resources to make management decisions that are profitable for their operation. Through this process, producers learn about enterprise identification, management, marketing, farm safety, and production. One of the primary program goals is to assist producers in developing a whole farm management plan.