Beginning Women Farmers in New York are Making Strides with Gained Knowledge
Our Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program in New York is open to beginning women farmers/ranchers/land managers who want to learn how to holistically manage their business. Our ten-day course is taught over approximately 5 months, meeting on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4 pm. There will be time in class to network with others and get feedback on class assignments.
Participants will develop a draft business plan, a whole farm/ranch goal, as well as both financial and marketing plans while learning how to improving time management, leadership, and communication skills.
HMI is pleased to announce that our Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program qualifies for FSA Borrower Training Credit in New York. Find out more here.
But don’t sit on the fence… space is limited, so register today!
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
March 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 about the program, contact NY Beginning Women Farmers Program Coordinator Sarah Williford
845-264-2401, [email protected]
HMI has received funding to support this program which allows us to offer pricing on a sliding scale of $150-$500 per person. If you are able to pay within this scale, please register by clicking on the button to the right.
If you need financial assistance with the minimum $150 fee, a limited number of full and partial scholarships are also available. Find out more here.
Please bring a sack lunch as meals are not provided.
Registration closes: Jan. 3, 2016
Scholarship deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
Our course instructors are Holistic Management Certified Educators. Many of them farm or ranch themselves, and all have a proven track record teaching practical skills you can really use. You’ll find them to be knowledgeable, accessible, and approachable. All Certified Educators go through a rigorous training program and are dedicated to maintaining the highest professional standards.
Many thanks to CADE for their collaboration with this series.