In this four-session course (plus a farmers' market & farm tour), you will set personal/farming goals, assess available resources, determine if farming as a business is right for you, and develop an action plan to guide your next steps. This highly regarded business short course was developed by the New England Small Farms Institute. Exploring the Small Farm Dream is a offered through Countryside U, a program dedicated to supplying farmers with the information & skills they need to succeed and innovate. Countryside first introduced Exploring the Small Farm Dream to Ohio and Midwest in 2006, and continues to offer the course at least once a year.
If you are thinking about starting an agricultural business, this course is designed for you! This includes people thinking about farming full or part-time, changing careers to start a farm, and/or taking over an existing family farm business. Established farmers who are re-strategizing their businesses have also benefited from this course.
The course is $100/person; $125/two people working on the same business idea. Please pay through the registration form or mail a check to Countryside Conservancy at 4965 Quick Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264. The registration form can be found, here.
Dates: Classroom sessions #1 and #2, August 6th and August 7th, 6pm-9pm. Countryside Farmers' Market tour and farm tour August 11th at 11am-2pm. Classroom sessions #3 and #4, August 13th and 14th, 6pm-9pm.