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Early Registration Deadline for Growing Places - Introductory Course for Aspring Farmers & Start-Ups

Growing Places is designed for people who are starting farm and natural resource-based businesses. The classes is organized into six modules, each addressing a different aspect of business development. Each session pulls in experts in that particular topic area to give depth to the lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises that make up the course format. Farmer and industry guest speakers are an important component of the course. By sharing their experiences -- via webinars and video clips - they bring a much appreciated realistic perspective on starting and growing agricultural businesses.

The next session will be offered online. While it is instructor-led and there are weekly assignments, the online format gives participants lots of flexibility in terms of when they do the work during the week.  The class will be hosted on the eXtension Moodle platform. Additionally, we will offer a short (30-45 minute) live session via the Zoom webinar platform, providing real-time interaction with the instructor and other participants. These sessions will be recorded so that participants who are unable to make the live session can view the recording at their convenience. The weekly webinar session will be held at 12:15 pm ET on Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Advance registration and payment is required.

Dates: January 8-February 4, 2018
Early Registration through Dec. 12, 2017; Cost: $100.
Standard registration: Beginning December 13, 2017. Cost: $150

Register here.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Mary Peabody at 802-656-7232 by December 12, 2017