University of Vermont

The Women's Agricultural Network

Classes: Growing Places

Upcoming Sessions

Location: Online.
Dates: Jan. 16, 2017-Feb. 6, 2017
Early registration deadline: Dec. 11; Cost: $100
Standard registration deadline: Jan. 8, 2017: Cost: $125
Registrations received after Jan. 8, 2017 will be subject to a $50 late fee.

Register here.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Beth Holtzman at 802-476-2003 by December 22, 2016

Growing Places is designed for individuals:

  • who are considering starting an agriculture or natural resource based business, but who aren't sure where to start.

Growing Places is designed to help participants:

  • develop a comprehensive goal statement which will help in the business planning process
  • explore and evaluate opportunities and resources
  • become familiar with state and federal agriculture programs.

Growing Places is organized into six modules, each addressing a different aspect of business development. Each session pulls in experts in that particular topic area to give depth to the lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises that make up the course format. Farmer guest speakers and panelists are an important component, and by sharing their experiences with the group, offer a much appreciated realistic perspective.

The in person class will be offered simultaneously in multiple locations in Vermont, with an on-site instructor at each location. The online session is open to anyone with an Internet connection.

Learn more about Growing Places curriculum.

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.

This session of Growing Places is made possible in part by funding from the USDA Risk Management Agency.


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