UC Cooperative Extension: Beginning Farm Academy
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This is a 2-day intensive introduction to starting a small commercial farm or ranch. If you are considering starting a small ag operation in the foothills, you should attend the Academy. 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 runs from 8 AM to 8 PM on Friday, and 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. Meal cost for the two days is $75.
The class is limited to 15 prospective producers. Apply at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20158
Submitting an application does not guarantee attendance. Applications will be reviewed and you will be notified whether or not you have been accepted.
Support for these programs comes from the USDA Farm Service Agency, the USDA Risk Management Agency and the Western Extension Risk Management Program.
Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension
Placer & Nevada Counties
11477 E Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
Serving the commercial farmers of Placer and Nevada Counties