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Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers

617 Comstock Ave. Suite 5
Berlin, Ve

Topics for this 10-session course include: Creating a Values-based Farm Mission; Whole Farm Decision Making; Increasing Farm Profitability; Business Planning; Marketing; Soil Fertility; Time Management; Land and Infrastructure Planning; Leadership and Communication Skills; and Integrating Livestock on the Farm. Participants also work with a mentor throughout the course period. Leran more by clicking on "Classes" at www.uvm.edu/newfarmer or contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 x 203 or in VT 866-860-1382.

Applications due November 15, 2014.
Course dates: Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 3, 10; March 3, 24; April 7, 21; May 5, 19, 2015. (snow date March 18)
Locations: Sessions 1–5 in Northfield, Vt.; Sessions 6-10 in Berlin, Vt.
Cost: $150-500, sliding scale.
Scholarship funds available for qualified individuals.


The Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers class is limited to 15 to 17 participants each year. Participants are chosen based on their farm experience and their desire to learn and apply principles of holistic management to their current farm operation. Course fees are on a sliding scale with generous scholarships available.  To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Heidi Krantz at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in Vt.) by December 15, 2014 so we may assist you.

Whole Farm Planning is co-sponsored by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project and Women’s Agricultural Network (WAgN) in collaboration with Holistic Management International.