farm business class
Registration is now open for the Vermont New Farmer Project farm business class Growing Places.
Growing Places for aspiring and start-up farmers
Location: Vital Communities offices, White River Junction, VT
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Dates: June 24, July 8, July 22, & August 5
Registration Deadline: June 10; early discounts available for registrations by May 31.
This four session course introduces new and aspiring farmers to important topics, resources and services integral to getting their farm started off right. Participants will learn about the cornerstones of farm business development—goal setting and decision making, accessing capital and financial management, exploring markets, and learning about the resources and services available to support beginning farmers.
The in-person classes are scheduled for Monday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning June 24. The course fee is $100 if received by May 31, and then $135 until June 10. Course information and online registration can be found at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer. Click on "Classes" then "Growing Places." For questions and additional information, email [email protected]. Offered by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project in collaboration with Vital Communities and co-sponsored by the Women's Ag Network.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Jessie Schmidt at (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by June 10, 2013. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.
No matter what stage your farm business is in, the New Farmer Project offers classes to help you reach your full potential. Vermont New Farmer Project courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of aspiring and beginning farmers, including topics such as: goal setting, business planning, marketing, and ag financial management. Not sure which course is right for you? Contact us at [email protected] or call 802-223-2389 x203.