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Incubator Farming – A program lasting 3-5 years designed to tutor prospective farmers how to farm and establish new farmers.

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) – Federal office designed to legislate, implement, and oversee policy on agriculture and food.

PTO (Power Take-Off) – Shaft connected to an axel or engine designed to transfer power from a vehicle to an attached machine.

Agritourism – Tourism centered around agriculture.

Organic – According to the USDA, “Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used.”

Farm Bill of 2008 – Bill that focused on distributing money to low income farmers and developing programs that would create new farmers.