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Beginning Farmer Academy

04/26/19, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

This is a 2-day intensive introduction to starting a small commercial farm or ranch. If you are considering starting a small ag operation in the foothills, you should attend the Academy. Learn about assessing your resources and choosing products, the basics of market-driven farming, and economic tools. You will finish with an action plan for jump-starting your operation.

This workshop does not address production practices. It is focused on marketing, business, and economic planning for profitable small farms. Local expert farmers and ranchers and UCCE Farm Advisors will help you refine your plans for your farm or ranch.

The Academy runs from 8 AM to 8 PM on Friday, and 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. Meal cost for the two days is $75.

The class is limited to 15 prospective producers. Applications will open in mid-February 2019.

For questions or more information, contact Cindy Fake, cefake@ucanr.edu

The Beginning Farming Academy is supported by the Western Extension Risk Management Education program.




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