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Farm Business Planning Course – Winter Session
January 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSliding Scale
The winter cycle of New Entry’s classroom-based Farm Business Planning Course begins on January 6. This 8-week course is for pre-registered students only. Application deadline is December 20, 2014. See the Farm Business Planning Course page for more course details and application. We also offer a fall cycle and an online version of the course.
The course meets 6-9pm on Tuesday evenings at our Lowell office.
Dates for the winter cycle (topics subject to change)
Jan. 6 – Intro to course; marketing and sales
Jan. 13 – Intro to business planning and enterprise selection
[TBD] – Marketing field trip
Jan. 20 – Crop planning and production
(TBD) – Livestock/poultry planning and production (optional)
Jan. 27 – Equipment and supplies sourcing, startup budgets
Feb. 3 – Farm financials: writing the business plan
Feb. 10 – Business plan narratives, real stories from guest growers
Feb. 17 – Business plan workshopping or TBA
Feb. 24 – Business plan presentations