The amazingness of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project continues!
Explore Farming, September , free
A primary goal of the course is to encourage you to think realistically about the financial feasibility of starting and growing your own farm businesses. Whether you decide to pursue starting your own farm business, or would rather continue farming in another way, we have lots of resources to help you move forward in your farming career. more info >
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Farm Business Planning Course, beginning October 19
In this course, you will learn how to:
- Select farm enterprises, and develop business plans and enterprise budgets;
- Identify and research the markets in your area, and how to promote your farm products;
- Find and evaluate the materials, equipment, and additional information and resources you will need as a farmer; and
- Develop a crop plan and schedule that follows your marketing and business plans.
Farmer to Farmer Conference, December 9
New Entry is coordinating a day-long Farmer-to-Farmer conference, to take place on December 9th, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, in Sturbridge, MA. This conference will pull together farmer leaders from all over the Northeast to offer a meaningful opportunity for small-scale farmers to learn from their peers. If you are a diversified direct-market farmer looking to expand your farm businesses through networking with peers to learn new skills, this conference is for you!
Farm Business Expertise: farmers will learn from seasoned experts and from each other about how to maximize farm business enterprise potential.
Panel Discussions: We will have the following speaker panels:
- “Good Soil Health – Your Success Depends on It”
- “Preventive Care through Business and Financial Planning”
- “Livestock Health – Prescriptions for Maximizing Potential”
- “Building Community around Healthy Food”
Peer to Peer Learning: a facilitated World Café discussion will give farmers a chance to choose discussion topics of interest on site and share best practices.
Good Food and Drink: enjoy a networking lunch and a farmer-to-farmer networking reception.