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Agriculture.com Staff 07/07/2010 @ 9:10am

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The Iowa State University Extension Value Added Agriculture Program is now working together with the ISU Beginning Farmer Center to offer additional resources for beginning farmers. New resources available from the joint venture include an informal mentoring program for beginning farmers in Iowa interested in value-added agricultural enterprises and an online toolkit for beginning farmers.

Several states participate in the National Farm Transition Network. Look below for your state's contact information.

Farm Link of Arkansas Arkansas Development Finance Authority P.O. Box 8023 Little Rock, AR 72203 Office: 501.682.5998 Contact: Joyce Hutchinson E-mail: jhutchinson@adfa.state.ar.us

California FarmLink P.O. Box 2224 Sebastopol, CA 95473 Office: 707.829.1691 Fax: 707.829.1693 Contact: Steve Schwartz E-mail: info@californiafarmlink.org

New England Land Link P.O. Box 608 Belchertown, MA 01007 Office: 413.323.4531 Fax: 413.323.9594 Contact: Kathy Ruhf, Director Matt Rulevich, Program Manager E-mail: landlink@smallfarm.org

Farm On - Beginning Farmer Center Iowa State University Extension 10861 Douglas Avenue, Suite B Urbandale, IA 50322 Office: 515.727.0656 Toll-free: 800.447.1985 Fax: 515.331.8908 Contact: John Baker E-mail: jrbaker@iastate.edu

Maine Farmlink P.O. Box 58 Freedom, ME 04941 Office: 207.382.3255 Fax: 207.382.3255 Contact: Susie O'Keeffe, Coordinator E-mail: smok@mofga.org

P.O. Box 608 Belchertown, MA 01007 Office: 413.323.4531 Fax: 413.323.9594 Contact: Kathy Ruhf, Director Matt Rulevich, Program Manager E-mail: landlink@smallfarm.org

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy P.O. Box 169 Queenstown, MD 21658 Office: 410.827.9756

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401 Office: 410.841.5770 Contact: Valerie Gonlin E-mail: gonlinvm@mda.state.md.us

New England Land Link P.O. Box 608 Belchertown, MA 01007 Office: 413.323.4531 Fax: 413.323.9594 Contact: Kathy Ruhf, Director Matt Rulevich, Program Manager E-mail: landlink@smallfarm.org

FarmLink Michigan Farm Bureau 7373 W Saginaw Hwy. Lansing, MI 48917 Office: 517.323.7000 Toll-free: 888.805.4864 Fax: 517.323.6604 Contact: Matthew Smego E-mail: msmego@mail.michfb.com

Land Stewardship Project Farm Beginnings P.O. Box 130 Lewiston, MN 55952 Office: 507.523.3366 Contact: Karen Stettler E-mail: stettler@landstewardshipproject.org

Montana Farm Link Alternative Energy Resources Organization 432 NW Last Chance Gulch Helena, MT 59601 Office: 406.443.7272 Fax: 406.442.9120 Contact: Jonda Crosby, Sustainable Ag Program Manager E-mail: aero@aeromt.org

Land Link Center for Rural Affairs P.O. Box 406 Walthill, NE 68067 Office: 402.846.5428 Fax: 402.846.5420 Contact: Joy Johnson E-mail: joyj@cfra.org

Nebraska Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 94947 Lincoln, NE 68509-4947 Office: 402.471.6890 Toll-free: 800.446.4071 Fax: 402.471.6876 Contact: Marian Beethe, Program Administrator E-mail: marianjb@agr.state.ne.us

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