University of Vermont

The Women's Agricultural Network

Classes: Growing Places

Growing Places is co-sponsored by the New Farmer Project and the Women's Agricultural Network.

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 and industry guest speakers are an important component of the course. By sharing their experiences -- via webinars and video clips - they bring a much appreciated realistic perspective on starting and growing agricultural businesses.

The online session is open to anyone with an Internet connection. The class will be hosted on the eXtension Moodle platform. Each week, we will offer a short (30-45 minute) live session via the Zoom webinar platform. These sessions will be recorded so that participants who are unable to make the live session can view the recording at their convenience. The weekly webinar session will be held at 12:15 pm ET on Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23 and 30.

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.

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