University of Vermont

The Women's Agricultural Network
Whole Farm Planning for Women Farmers

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Lamoille Co, VT
Description: New Farmer LogoApplication Deadline
Dates: Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 18, March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 6, 20, 2014. (snow date March 18)
Time: 9:30 am-4 pm
Fees: $150-$500
Online Application: www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/wfp-application.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html
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 Jessie Schmidt for more information.
Questions? jessica.a.schmidt@uvm.edu

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