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.

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
May 28, 2016: Session Ten – Soil Fertility Basics & Environmental Impact

For more information and application visit:

You can also contact me, nys coordinator, at

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