Dream of Being a Farmer? Register by April 21 for $50 discount on Small Farm Start-up School

Take a serious step forward in becoming a farmer with our eight-week series that covers all aspects of starting a farm business, including market research, business planning, production, pricing, sales, marketing, legal and regulatory. Guest speakers will join virtually to share their expertise. Register early to save your spot, ONLY through ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com, as third-party sites are not affiliated with our classes or events.

SMALL FARM START-UP SCHOOL

Registration covers a family unit (husband-wife, father-daughter, etc.) Most classes are online.

First and last sessions are in person; rest of sessions are virtual. First session includes a tour of several local farms. Last session will include a farmer roundtable. Each family (farming enterprise) is required to start a business plan. Coaching and other resources will be provided. This course will require 2-3 hours weekly outside of class to maximize learning and to complete deliverables and work on business plan.

Completion of all deliverables for the program will enable you to meet education requirements to be a qualified borrower for Farm Service Agency beginning farmer loans.

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Rod Greder, sustainable agriculture agent, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. For more information about the Small Farm Start-up School go here Register by April 21st  and receive $50 discount.

PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Registration for up to two people per farm
  • Two textbooks for farm financial planning and marketing
  • Web access to all resources and course material
  • Business plan guidance
  • Farm tours/Farmer panels
  • Networking with peers and experts Lots of great handouts and links
  • Evidence-based, unbiased information

TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN THIS EIGHT-WEEK PROGRAM (Subject to changes)

Apply for our beginning farmer incubator and apprenticeship programs, Contact us, rgreder@ufl.edu
  • Taking Stock: What Do I Have and What Do I Want to Do?
  • Financial Planning and Business Plans
  • Soil, Water, Air, Climate.
  • Buildings, Equipment, Infrastructure Needs
  • Aquaculture and Aquaponics
  • Fruits, Vegetables, and Alternative Crops
  • Animal Care, Management and Marketing
  • Legal, Regulatory, Sales and Marketing, E-commerce

BEGINNING FARMER INCUBATOR

After you complete the Small Farm School you are eligible for our one-of-a-kind Beginning Farmer Incubator and Apprenticeship programs. For more information about the Beginning Farmer Incubator and Apprenticeship programs go here

For more information contact Dr. Rod Greder, 941-861-9810 or rgreder@ufl.edu

Take the first step to reach your dream!

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Rod Greder is a UF/IFAS Extension Agent at Sarasota County. He specializes in Sustainable Agriculture.
Posted: April 10, 2024


Category: Agriculture, Farm Management
Tags: Agribusiness, Farm, Farmers, Pgm_Ag, Small Farm


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