FARM BEGINNINGS Whole Farm Planning Course Schedule 2017-2018

Class 1: Clarifying Values and Setting Personal & Farm Goals
Thursday, October 19th – 6-9pm

Class 2: Core Enterprise Selection and Planning for Profit
Thursday, October 26th – 6-9pm

Class 3: Finances Part I: Enterprise Budgets and Financial Terminology
Thursday, November 2nd – 6-9pm

Class 4: Finances Part II: Whole Farm Financial Plan 
Thursday, November 9th – 6-9pm

Class 5: Marketing
Thursday, November 16th – 6-9pm

NESAWG Conference- November 10th – 12th *

Class 6: Access to Land
Thursday November 30th – 6-9pm

Class 7: Access to Capital
Thursday, December 7th – 6-9pm

Class 8: Your Farm and the Law
Thursday, December 14th – 6-9pm

Young Farmers Conference – December 6th-8th *

Class 9: Presentations and Graduation
Thursday, January 13th – 9am-1pm

NOFA-NY Winter Conference – January 19th- 21st *


*These conferences are not required, but we highly encourage you to attend!

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