For people with 2 to 10 years in business.
Where: Washington County, VT Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 20; Feb. 3, 17; March 10, 24, April 7, 21, May 5, 19, 2015. (Snow date, if needed, Feb. 24.) Time: 9:30 am-4 pm Application Deadline: Nov. 13, 2014 Fees: $150-$500
For more information: Heidi Krantz.
Join other farming women for support and camaraderie learning about whole farm planning. Beginning women farmers (those with 2-10 years running a farming business) in Vermont can learn more about whole farm planning in a program developed specifically for women.
Topics for this ten session course include: Creating a Values-based Farm Mission; Whole Farm Decision Analysis Process; Increasing Farm Profitability (Gross Profit Analysis; Enterprise Analysis), Business Planning, Marketing, Soil Fertility, Time Management, Land and Infrastructure Planning, Leadership and Communication Skills, and Integrating Livestock on the Farm. Participants also work with a mentor throughout the course period. Limited to 15 participants chosen through an application process.
Additional Notice: We are recruiting one experienced farmer (with 10 or more years of farm management experience) to serve as a mentor for Whole Farm Planning course participants. If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out a mentor application or contact Heidi Krantz for more information.