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Beginning farmer online course

Cornell Cooperative Extension Chenango County

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the NY Beginning Farmer Project have created two basic online courses to help you think through the major factors related to farm start-up. Join experienced CCE educators and 29 of your new farmer peers in a dynamic learning experience that incorporates both self-paced readings and real-time virtual meetings with discussion forums, homework activities, guest presenters, and developing a customized plan for your next steps in farming. The course costs $100. To register, please visit nybeginningfarmers.org/onlinecourse.

Taking Stock: Evaluating Your Resources and Choosing an Enterprise

This course will help you evaluate your farm's resources in light of your goals, and choose an enterprise that suits both. The course features weekly office hour sessions as well as real-time presentations by farmers and other experts who can assist you with your plans. Course duration: 5 weeks beginning Oct. 16. 2009. Instructors: Laura Biasillo - CCE Broome County, and Erica Frenay, Cornell Small Farms Program

Markets and Profits: Make Money Selling What you Grow

Join this course to set or review your farm goals, learn about marketing options that are right for you, and take a hard look at your ability to create profit. This course features live weekly office hour sessions as well as real-time presentations by CCE farm business specialists. Course duration: 6 weeks beginning Jan. 8, 2010. Instructors: Steve Hadcock, CCE Columbia County and Dan Welch, CCE Cayuga County

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