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Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator

Seeding the next generation of sustainable farm businesses.

Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator is an ideal stepping stone for farmers ready to build or grow their farm enterprises.

For new farm businesses, success in the early years – when startups are most financially vulnerable – is crucial for long-term viability. Through the Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator program, Glynwood works with new and growth-stage farm entrepreneurs to develop a tailored scope of technical assistance and support services. This includes: 

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Farm Mentorship and Onsite Farm Visits
  • Social Sustainability
  • Training and Support in Marketing
  • Legal Advising
  • Land Access/Tenure Support

To date, the Incubator has provided support to over twenty farm businesses since its inception in 2014. Through this and other work, Glynwood promotes regional farmland access as a network partner in the Farmland for a New Generation New York program. 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the Incubator Program Overview, which provides a detailed program description and timeline, and to attend a virtual info session to learn more about the program. 

The next virtual info session will be on Tuesday October 17 at 5:30pm. To register, click here

Click here to apply. Applications are accepted now through the end of October. Decisions are made in early November. BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, women and/or gender non-binary farmers and those who identify as Immigrant/New American are particularly encouraged to apply, and will be given priority consideration. 

Supported by USDA TOPP

This program is currently supported by USDA TOPP, the Transition to Organic Partnership Program. 

The Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator has received generous support from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA, Grant #2011-49400-30628 and #2017-70017-27153), Claneil Foundation, Cornelius King Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Hunter Grubb Foundation, Wells Fargo, Zegar Family Foundation and additional philanthropic support including partners at DIG Restaurant Group.