Sierra Harvest Farm Biz: Farm Business Planning and Organic Certification

A 7-part farm business planning course that will infuse your farm with profitability

“FarmBiz 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 in Nevada County.  This class is designed for people with a strong business idea or up to 5 years running a farm or ranch.

Classes meet weekly Tuesdays 3-6PM, January 14th – February 25th, 2020.  Tuition for the course is $435 and includes Saturday – Sunday Attendance to the 2020 Sustainable Food and Farm Conference (a value of $170.) 

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Want to Certify Organic?

Want to access new markets and better prices for your products? Certify your farm or ranch Organic!  Join us for a 4-part course taught by Organic certification experts and learn how to become a certified Organic farm or ranch.   Registration opens in the Spring of 2020.

$85 includes attendance to all 4-parts of the class for up to 2 people per farm or ranch.  Email molly@sierraharvest.org and find out when registration for this class opens.

Which class is right for me?

Learn more about classes offered by Sierra Harvest and our partners at UC Cooperative Extension

Being a farmer is an idea I’m toying with:  UCCE’s So You Want to Start a Farm (3 hours) class or UCCE Intro to Farm Business Planning (8 hours)

I have a clear farm idea and am ready to start: Sierra Harvest Farm Biz (15h classes plus 17h Sustainable food & farm conference) offered every January or UCCE Beg Farming Academy (20h)

I have been running my farm business for 1-3 years.  Sierra Harvest Farm Biz offered every January

I have 3 years of financials and want to hone my business: UCCE Farm Business Planning

I have 5+ years of operation and been through Farm Business Planning, or am ready to Scale-up: UCCE Advanced Farm Business or Scaling up.

UCCE does not offer all classes all years. Contact them to learn more.