Getting Started in Farm Planning

When starting a farm, having a plan is an essential first step. The Getting Started in Farm Planning series will help you evaluate your enterprises and leave with a farm plan to help you get started and pivot when plans go off course. Attend three virtual workshops and use the self-paced exercises to lead you through the process of creating a farm plan. The virtual workshops will connect you to other farmers offering their experiences and answering your questions. By the end of this series you will have a farm plan that includes a marketing plan, operational timeline and enterprise budgets.

Free to register by January 9

Getting Started Jan. 12 | 6-8 pm

Meet each other and learn the basics of creating a farm plan. Discover how to use the self-paced exercises and meet other peers enrolled in this series.

Evaluating your Enterprises Jan. 26 | 6-8 pm

Have questions you want to ask experienced farmers, here’s your chance. A mix of farmers who farm different enterprises will be sharing about their farms and answering your questions.

Making a Plan Feb. 16 | 6-8 pm

Using what you learned in prior workshops, you will set goals to reach and construct a plan to accomplish these goals.

This work is supported by Beginning Farmers and Rancher Development #2020-49400-32404 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Register by January 9


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