"If you’ve been struggling to make your farm operation profitable without driving yourself into the ground, this financial planning course is for you.
"Whether you intend to borrow money or not, heading into a farm venture without a business plan is like setting sail across the ocean without a map.
"Most of us go into farming with the thought of making some – or all – of our livelihood through the sale of what we make or grow.
"Many new farmers get started with poultry, because it’s a relatively low-investment enterprise with a fairly quick turnaround time from investment to revenue.
"If you’re exploring the idea of adding berries and bramble fruits to your farm, this course will help you consider all the aspects of this decision, from varieties and site selection all the way through profit potential and marketing."
"This 5-week course will take you from transplanting to harvest, including information on in-season fertility; integrated pest management including pest ID and control; weed control options; harvesting strategies; and tips for marketing your prod
"Organic certification of your farm requires strict adherence to a set of farm management practices determined at the federal level and monitored by a 3rd-party certification agency.
"Many a farm operation has been sunk by “shiny equipment syndrome”; in other words, purchasing too much brand new equipment.
"What do you need to do to prepare for operating your business with sound financial information? Every business creates a great number of records in a variety of media. This course will concentrate on financial record keeping systems.
"This course is designed to help aspiring or beginning farmers better assess and manage a variety of risks that farmers face in operating their farms. Throughout the six week period, topics essential for operating a farm business will be discuss
Have an idea for a farm enterprise but not sure if it’s feasible? This course will get you started exploring the potential markets and profitability of your ideas.
Evaluating what you want to do and what you have available to work with are key elements to a successful new farm enterprise.