Beginning Farming Academy 2021
UC ANR Placer and Nevada Counties
11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
Sponsor: UC ANR Placer and Nevada Counties

UC Cooperative Extension Placer/Nevada

Beginning Farming Academy

September 21, 23, 30 & October 1, 2021

This is a multi-session introductory course on starting a small commercial farm or ranch. It focuses on marketing, business, and economic planning for small farms

If you are considering starting a small ag operation in the foothills, you should attend the Academy. Learn about assessing your resources, choosing products, the basics of market-driven farming and economic tools. You will finish with an action plan for jump-starting your operation.

This is a hybrid course with virtual sessions (Zoom) and in-person farm visits and action planning session. Homework activities between classes will help refine your farm plans. 

  • Zoom classes: September 21, 23, 30, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Farm Visits and Action Planning: October 1, 8 AM - 2 PM 

The cost is $60 per person, non-refundable.

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Apply early as the class is limited to 15 prospective producers. Applications close September 13 at 5 PM Pacific time. 

Contact if you have questions.

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