taking stock

posted October 7, 2013

Another great course from UVM: Taking Stock, A UVM Extension class for people with 5 or more years of experience operating a farm business

Where: Rutland, VT
Dates: Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 2013 & January 13, 2014
Time: 10 am – 3:30 pm
Early registration deadline: Oct. 13: Cost: $110
Registration deadline: Oct. 27, Cost: $150
Registrations received after Oct. 27 will be subject to a $25 late fee

Online registration form
For more information: Jessie Schmidtnewfarmer@uvm.edu

Taking Stock is designed for farmers with 5 or more years of production experience.

At some point every farmer has to acknowledge that the business has undergone some unexpected changes. Those changes may be the result of new learning, family obligations, changes in land tenure, emerging market opportunities or increased competition.Whatever the catalyst, your business will likely need some reframing and re-strategizing to get back in sync with your life. Taking Stock leads participants through a process of re-envisioning the business—looking back and planning forward. This class will prepare you for the challenges of the next phase of business development.

Topics covered will include:

  • Does your farm business vision still fit your life;
  • The role of policies & procedures in the maturing business;
  • Approaches to cash management and what the numbers can tell you;
  • Incorporating employees into the farm business.

Participants will be encouraged to select a project that will help them achieve a goal within their business to work on during the course.

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid.

Individuals requesting a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program should contact Jessie Schmidt at 802-223-2389 by October 27, 2013.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.