Land Stewardship Project’s “Farm Beginnings” App Deadline Today, Oct. 1, 2014

Info. HERE

Land Stewardship photo

Land Stewardship photo

Many skills are required to start a successful farm: passion, clear goals, production experience, financial and marketing know-how, and more.

The Farm Beginnings class is a 12-month training session that helps beginning farmers clarify their goals and strengths, establish a strong enterprise plan and start building their operation. The course uses a mix of farmer-led classroom sessions, on-farm tours, and an extensive farmer network.

In this class, participants will:

  • Establish quality of life goals and clarify their values.
  • Learn about whole farm planning, marketing and financing.
  • Write a farm business proposal.
  • Learn from some of the most innovative and skilled farmers operating in the Midwest.
  • Learn alongside a classroom of your peers.
  • Access an extensive network of farmers through the Farmer Network.
  • See sustainable farming practices in action on active farms.