Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Beginning Farming Academy

Dates: April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Contact: cefake@ucanr.edu

Sponsor: UC Cooperative Extension Placer/Nevada

Location: UCCE Placer/Nevada

Event Details

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for

Beginning Farming Academy

April 7th & 8th, 2017

UC Cooperative Extension Placer/Nevada

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 at all. 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. Apply at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20158

Initial applications will be reviewed the first week of March and you will be notified whether or not you have been accepted. 

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

The Beginning Farming Academy is supported by funding from the USDA Risk Management Agency, the USDA Farm Service Agency, and the Western Extension Risk Management Education program.

 

 

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