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The Women's Agricultural Network

Classes: Building a Sustainable Business

For start-ups to five years in business.

Upcoming sessions:
To be announced.

Online registration form
For more information: Jessie Schmidt.

The Building a Sustainable Business course guides participants through developing a business plan for farms businesses. People who have completed Growing Places and/or who have at least one year of production/financial records of their own will find this course most useful.

Based on a business planning guide developed by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) and co-published with the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, this course will assist today's alternative and traditional business owners alike with the creation of a holistic business plan rooted firmly in personal, community, economic and environmental values. With a business plan in hand, today's farmer entrepreneurs will be able to take that first step toward the creation of a successful and sustainable business.

Classes will be offered simultaneously in multiple locations in Vermont, with an on-site instructor at each location. Registration discounts are available for people who have completed Growing Places and who register by the early registration deadline.

Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid.

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