New York State Beginning Women Farmer Program

Beginning Women Farmers Program
New York State Beginning Women Farmer Program - New York State Holistic Management International: Beginning Women Farmers Program is accepting applications.  Our application deadline is Dec. 13th so act now. Our course will be held at Hartwick College in Oneonta.   It is an affordable sliding scale admission and and absolutely amazing and empowering program for women farmers. The Beginning Women Farmer Program is a three year program managed by Holistic Management International and funded by a grant from the USDA to train 270 women from six Northeastern states in Holistic Management, whole farm/ranch planning. Agenda 9:30am – 4:00pm each day Jan. 9, 2016: Session One – Introduction to Whole Farm Planning Jan. 16, 2016: Session Two – Decision Making & Time Management Jan. 30,2016: Session Three- Increasing Farm Profitability Feb. 13, 2016: Session Four – Creating a Whole Farm Financial Plan Feb. 27, 2016: Session Five – Creating a Marketing Plan Mar. 12, 2016: Session Six – Business Planning Basics April 2, 2016: Session Seven – Leadership & Communication Skills April 30, 2016: Session Eight – Land & Infrastructure Planning May 14, 2016: Session Nine – Improving Land Health with Livestock & Soil Building May 28, 2016: Session Ten – Soil Fertility Basics & Environmental Impact For more information and application visit: http://holisticmanagement.org/?p=14979 You can also contact me, nys coordinator, at sarahmwilliford@gmail.com

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