Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Beginning Farming Academy: September 13, 8 AM to 8 PM and September 14, 8 AM to 5 PM.
UC Cooperative Extension office, 11477 E Avenue, Auburn

If you are a prospective farmer or rancher or know someone who is, the Beginning Farming Academy may be helpful for you. It is a 2-day intensive introduction to starting a small commercial farm or ranch. Learn about assessing your resources and choosing products, the basics of market-driven farming, and economic tools. You will finish with an action plan for jump-starting your operation.

This workshop does not address production practices. It is focused on marketing, business, and economic planning for profitable small farms. Local expert farmers and ranchers and UCCE Farm Advisors will help you refine your plans for your farm or ranch.

The Academy cost is $85 per person, which includes five meals, snacks, and materials.

We will start reviewing applications August 5, and let you know if you are accepted within two weeks. The registration and payment link will be provided once you are accepted.