New farmers participating in FMNP and all farmers participating in the WIC VF program must undergo a formal training offered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (Department), and submit proof of training. Proof of training is documented when the farmer completes the program quiz. New farmers in the FMNP must undergo formal training in their first year only. FMNP training is now offered in a pre-recorded format. All farmers in the WIC VF program must undergo formal training every year via live webinar format.