Back to (Farm Business) School?

Registration is now open for farm business classes co-sponsored by the Women’s Agricultural Network and UVM New Farmer Project.  No matter what stage your farm business is in, the New Farmer Project offers classes to help you reach your full potential.

Farm Business ClassVermont New Farmer Project courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of aspiring and beginning farmers, including topics such as: goal setting, business planning, marketing, and ag financial management.  Not sure which course is right for you? Contact us at or call 802-223-2389 x203.

This October:
Growing Places for aspiring and start-up farmers.

Offered at three locations– Morrisville, Berlin and Brattleboro– this four session course introduces new farmers to important topics, resources and services integral to getting their farm started off right.  Early Registration deadline is September 21.  Registration is open through October 3.  Growing Places is also offered as an online course in January.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Beth Holtzman at (802) 223-2389, ext. 204, or (866) 860-1382 (toll-free in Vermont) by Sept. 21 for the fall offering and by Dec.14 for the winter online class. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

Late Fall & Winter:
Taking Stock, November, for farmers with 5 or more years in business.
Building a Sustainable Business December-January, for farmers interested in developing a business plan.
Whole Farm Planning for Beginning Women Farmers, January-June, for women farmers interested in developing farm planning skills.
Introduction to Ag Financial Management, February, for all farmers seeking basic financial knowledge.

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About Beth Holtzman

Beth Holtzman is outreach and education coordinator for the UVM New Farmer Project the Women's Agricultural Network.
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