Cornell Spring 2012 Online Courses for Beginning Farmers Open for Registration!
Posted: January 18, 2012
Winter is a great time for planning for your small farm future or taking courses to make your existing farm business even more successful. This Spring, the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project be offering 4 online courses - including a new Machinery and Equipment course - to help you continue your farming education.
As always, our courses are taught by experienced Cooperative Extension educators, farmers, and other specialists. Courses run 5-8 weeks, cost $175, and include both real-time meetings (online webinars) and on-your-own time reading and activities. We do not offer any academic credit, but those who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate and are also eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) borrower training credit, which can improve your eligibility to receive a low-interest FSA loan.
We have four great spring 2012 online courses that will help you build your farm business:
- BF 102: Markets and Profits
- BF 103: Taking Care of Business
- BF 105: Machinery and Equipment
- BF 122: Berry Production - Getting Started with Growing and Marketing
To learn more about each course, please visit http://nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses From this site you can visit our Annual Course Calendar, learn more about our Instructors, see answers to Frequently Asked Questions, read details for each course, and even visit a sample online course.