If you’ve been thinking about starting a farm, don’t miss your last chance to take Growing Places this winter. Offered online, this four-module course introduces new farmers to important topics, resources and services integral to getting their farm started off right. The deadline to register is December 13, 2013. The course will begin the second week of January.
The online class format includes self-paced modules and discussion boards, allowing participants to fit in class time when it works best for their schedule. In addition, a weekly webinar allows for real-time presentations and Q&A. All webinars are recorded and can be viewed later for those who cannot participate in the live presentation.
Growing Places is the UVM Extension New Farmer Project class developed specifically with aspiring farmers in mind. Class participants learn about goal setting, resource evaluation, risk management, market and financial planning and decision-making.
Intro to Ag Financial Management will be the last class offered for the winter season. Register by January 5 to receive the Early Bird discount. Beginning February 5 in Burlington and White River Junction, the 3 session class instructors will introduce participants to basic farm business financial statements and record keeping. For more information about this and other classes offered by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project, visit our Classes Page.