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Cornell Small Farms Program Online Beginning Farmer Courses
The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses each year to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. Students connect with other farmers, work on farm plans, and gain practical tips without leaving their home. Course content can be accessed anywhere with a high-speed internet connection.
Most courses are six weeks long. Each week features an evening webinar and follow-up readings, videos, and activities. Students and their instructors connect through online forums and live chat. If you aren't able to attend the webinars in real-time, they are always recorded for later viewing.
Classes starting the Week of February 27 include:
BF 103: Taking Care of Business
BF 160: Introduction to Beekeeping
BF 121: Veggie Farming 2 - From Care to Harvest
BF 220: Season Extension with High Tunnels
BF 201: Effective Marketing for Busy Farmers
BF 231: Improved Grazing Management
BF 202: Writing a Business Plan
BF 153: Oyster Mushroom Production
Monday February 27 – April 3, 2017 with webinars on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30pm Eastern time.
Each course is $250, which entitles two people from a farm to attend. Upon registering, you will receive a receipt with a link you can use to register the second person from your farm.
Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.