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Monday, December 4, 2017 through Thursday, December 7, 2017
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National Farmers Union for our FREE "Growing for the Future" online conference happening December 4th-7th! This conference has a mission of developing agricultural leaders from all backgrounds and providing plentiful information and resources focused on topics including, but not limited to mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, conservation and women and veterans in farming. Our annual nationally-focused online conference provides an opportunity for beginning farmers and ranchers to acquire the skills they need to run a successful operation. The conference will highlight leaders in the field of agriculture and focus on building a network for beginning farmers and ranchers throughout the country.

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Contact:
Natalie Grote / 202-554-1600 /

https://secure.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=4040&evt=NFU17&t=1508328370240

 

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Monday, January 8, 2018
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The Growing Places Course helps beginning farmers learn the nuts and bolts of successful farm business start-up.

Participants learn about: goal setting and decision making; financial and business management; accessing capital and credit; and, marketing. "It gave me a good foundation for my business, and a lot more inspiration for thinking outside the box," said one recent graduate.

Growing Places is designed to help participants learn basic business skills and improve access to USDA program and services that support new farm and natural resource based business.

Growing Places Online is instructor-led, but the course is set up so that participants can do the work when it fits in your schedule. Weekly webinars provide opportunities for "real-time" interaction with the instructor, other students and guest speakers. Most participants spend 3-5 hours per week doing the course work. Graduates report that a little more time is needed in the beginning to get used to the platform.
Pre-registration is required. The course fee is $150, with early registration discounts available through December 12, 2017. Additional financial assistance is available for eligible applicants.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Mary Peabody / 802-656-7232 /

http://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/registration.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html&utm_source=Wom

 

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