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online young farmer courses

Posted: September 23 2009

Beginning Farmer Project Announces Fall Online CourseThe_Knight
Are you a new or aspiring farmer who would like some guidance in the development of a farm enterprise, but has been unable to locate or attend any trainings near you? Are you comfortable enough with a computer to consider learning online? Cornell Cooperative Extension and the NY Beginning Farmer Project have created two basic online courses to help you think through the major factors related to farm start-up. Join experienced CCE educators and 29 of your new farmer peers in a dynamic learning experience that incorporates both self-paced readings and real-time virtual meetings with discussion forums, presentations by successful farmers, homework activities, and developing a customized plan for your next steps in farming. For more information, see: http://www.nybeginningfarmers.org/index.php?page=onlinecourse.
Taking Stock: Evaluating Your Resources and Choosing an Enterprise
Course duration: 5 weeks beginning Oct. 16. 2009. Cost: $100.
Instructors: Laura Biasillo - CCE Broome County, and Erica Frenay – Cornell Small Farms Program.
Markets and Profits: Make Money Selling What you Grow
Course duration: 6 weeks beginning Jan. 8, 2010. Cost: $100.
Instructors: Steve Hadcock - CCE Columbia County and Dan Welch – CCE Cayuga County.
For more information about a variety of small farm topics, visit www.smallfarms.cornell.edu.