Two of our favorite topics are shared workspaces and small farms. So we're very excited about the the emergence of farm incubators that combine both concepts.
According to Fox Business dozens of farm incubators are springing up across the country. Key quote from their article:
The goal is to help farmers get started by using the incubator model that has been successful in launching new businesses. Farmers get a quarter-acre of land, shared equipment, mentoring on business planning and marketing, and the opportunity to build a track record that will help them qualify for start-up loans for their own farms.
There's even a group helping to set up farm incubators. The National Incubator Farm Training Initiative provides training, support and even tools to incubators focused on training new farmers.
Yet another example of how cooperative, shared workspaces continue to expand into new vertical niches.