Farm Business Planning Course
January 14 – March 17, 2016, every Thursday from 6pm–9pm. Locations in Ithaca, NY TBD.
Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will once again be conducting a 10-week Farm Business Planning Course, beginning in January 2016, for those interested in developing an agriculturally-related business concept by working directly with farm business instructors and a team of farmer educators. Through the Course, students will learn about some of the core pieces of planning for a farm business: setting appropriate goals, matching production to market strategy, and assessing feasibility. The Course will also cover basic financial and accounting concepts, the legalities of farming, and sources of financing. Students consistently report that the greatest part of the Course is the opportunity work with farmer-reviewers and course instructors to outline goals, develop strategies for achieving their goals and get feedback on their business plans. For more information or to register, visit http://
groundswellcenter.org/ farmertraining/ businessplanning/.