Farmers & Ranchers

Sierra Harvest Farm Institute can help you learn farming skills, build a better farm business, find farmland, and connect to your community.

Farm Biz: A business planning course for farmers

“Farm Biz provided me with a tool belt with which I am able to focus and plan my farm more effectively to make money.”

In this 7-part course, you’ll learn each component of accurately planning and projecting the financial side of a farming season.   Work to predict yields, set prices, project sales, tally-up expenses, discovering the numbers needed to understand the health of your farm.  Find out all that is required to start a farm and learn directly from guest farmers.  This class is designed for people with a strong business idea or up to 5 years running a farm or ranch.  Note:  this class is geared towards folks in the Nevada County region but is applicable to beginning farmers anywhere!  This is an online course.  Classes will be held live via Zoom.

Classes meet weekly Thursdays 2-5PM starting January 28th, 2021.  Tuition for the course is $385.

Scholarship application deadline has passed.  Please contact Molly Nakahara if you need to discuss financial support.

Learn more and register for Farm Biz 2021 here!