The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project will be offering two versions of its flagship Farm Business Planning Course this fall (2011):
Learn to develop and plan for your farm business in either a classroom or an online learning environment! The course will cover all aspects of planning for the long-term financial success of your farm business, including how to: Select farm enterprises, and develop a business plan 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 or livestock production plan and schedule that follows your marketing and business plan.
Option 1: Classroom-Based Farm Business Planning Course – Dates: October 11th through November 29th, Tuesday evenings 6-9pm; Location: Middlesex Community College in Lowell, MA
Course fee: $400 (scholarships available). For more information and to apply, please visit http://nesfp.nutrition.tufts.edu/training/farmbusiness.html. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-654-6745.
Option 2: Online Farm Business Planning Course – Dates: October 1st through December 3rd; Flexible schedule and location with 2 mandatory classroom sessions on the first and last days of the course in downtown Boston Course fee: $500 (scholarships available). For more information and to apply, please visit http://nesfp.nutrition.tufts.edu/training/distancelearn.html. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 978-654-6745.