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SUSTAINABLE SMALL FARMING and RANCHING

AN INTRODUCTORY, 8 WEEK ONLINE COURSE
in WHOLE FARM PLANNING


This course on Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching guides participants to realistically evaluate their goals and resources, and provides the tools to evaluate the feasibility of starting a sustainable small acreage enterprise. Course topics include whole farm planning, resource evaluation, site appropriate production practices, enterprise budgets, market analysis and risk management/food safety assessment.   Upon course completion, project participants will have the knowledge and skills to engage in whole farm planning.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Reside in Idaho, eastern WA or eastern ID

  • You must have access to high-speed Internet

  • Exploring/planning or in the beginning phase of starting a small farm business!

  • Complete a pre-course questionnaire

  • Use the course website to review and download materials & assignments, and participate in weekly discussion forums

  • Participate in course webinars, either real-time or view recorded sessions later in the week

  • Communicate with course instructor, course coordinator, and other course participants via email and the course website

  • Utilize course materials to develop, evaluate, revise and strengthen whole farm goals, assess markets, and marketing strategies, and identify risks

  • Participate in course evaluations

 

COST AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

Course is $50 per farm/ranch
(includes one set of educational materials) 

Note on fees: This course is valued at $125, and includes extensive printed resource materials valued at an additional $70. Thanks to generous support by the USDA/NIFA and Western Center for Risk Management Education, we are able to offer this course at a reduced fee. 

Course limited to 35 participants, so register today!

Participation limited to eastern Washington, eastern Oregon and Idaho residents only.

 

 

 

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This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20030.



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