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Farm Beginnings Year long Farmer Training course (Oct 14, 2019-Sept. 14, 2020)

October 14

Looking to launch or expand your farming business?
Join this 200+ hour Farm Beginnings® Farmer Training Program!
www.organicgrowersschool.org/farm-beginnings
Many skills are required to start a successful farm: passion, clear goals, production experience, financial and marketing know-how, and more. The Farm Beginnings® class is a 12-month training session that uses holistic management to help beginning farmers clarify their goals and strengths, establish a strong enterprise plan and start building their operation. The course uses a mix of farmer-led classroom sessions, on-farm tours, and an extensive farmer network. Farm Beginnings® is designed for new and prospective farmers who want to plan a profitable farm business. Students do not need to currently own land, but some farming or production experience is helpful to get the most out of the class.

2019-2020 Farm Beginnings® Farmer Training is 200+ Hours including:
— Winter Whole-Farm Business Planning Courses – 60 hours (October – March)**
— ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference (February) – 8 hours
— OGS Conferences – 40+ hours
— Mentorship with an experienced Farmer Mentor (March – September) – 15 hours
— Production Training – 45 hours (April – October): WNC CRAFT tours on sustainable farms around WNC & Field Days at the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Incubator Farm and Living Web Farms
— One year WNC CRAFT Farmer Network membership – Membership and mentoring in a regional farmer network
**Location of Winter Sessions: Creekside Farm and Education Center at Walnut Cove at 339 Avery Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704
PSA: Looking to launch or expand your farming business? The Organic Growers School’s Farm Beginnings® Year-Long Farmer Training application is open. The course uses a mix of farmer-led classroom sessions, on-farm tours, and an extensive farmer network. Classes begin in October at Creekside Farm and Education Center. Visit www.organicgrowersschool.org/farm-beginnings for details.

Details

Date:
October 14
Event Category:
Website:
https://organicgrowersschool.org/farmers/farm-beginnings/

Venue

Creekside Farms Education Center
339 Avery Creek Rd
Arden, NC 28704