FARMroots Technical Assistance Program Application
Welcome to FARMroots, Greenmarket’s technical assistance program. FARMroots offers access to business planning, legal counsel, succession planning and other services to ensure the long-term viability of all Greenmarket farms and operations. FARMroots staff provide services in-house while also referring producers to a diverse partner network of consultants and advisors through our one-year Intensive Technical Assistance Program (ITAP). Producers who do not wish to participate in the full ITAP program, and whose technical assistance needs can be met within a relatively short time frame, should also complete this application.
THE CURRENT APPLICATION IS DUE BY SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST. The following application deadline will be November 30th.
The application should take about thirty minutes to complete. The questions pertain to general information about you and your farm business, including ownership, management, and production. It might be helpful to have last year’s tax returns on hand, including your Schedule F and 1040 forms. However, you shouldn't need any other documents to complete the application. Please feel free to respond with your best guess; exact numbers are not required.
Once accepted into the program, producers will have an introductory meeting with FARMroots staff to begin the assessment process, and identify the priorities for the farm and operation. To learn more about the ITAP process, CLICK HERE: http://www.grownyc.org/farmroots/itap
Note that there is no cost for applying to the program.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions:
51 Chambers Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10007
Liz Lappin, Land & Legal Specialist
Chris Wayne, Beginning Farmer Coordinator
All financial records and business plans will be kept confidential. The purpose of sharing historical financial information with FARMroots is to help clarify the current status of your farm finances, and to determine how the program can best assist in the development of your business. Applications and business plans may be reviewed by Greenmarket staff and trusted partners for documentation and program evaluation purposes.