Growing Places is a self-paced, online UVM Extension course for people who are considering starting an agricultural business but aren’t sure where to start. Participants learn about goal setting and decision making; financial and business management; accessing capital and credit; the basics of marketing agricultural products; and the essential elements of a business plan. All participants will have an opportunity for an individual, one-hour coaching session (via telephone or video call) with a farm business advisor. The fee for the course is $100. Register here.
Maple Transfer and Succession Planning Short Course – Fall 2022 (Registration Full)
Maple Records Online Short Course – Fall 2022: register at www.maplemanager.org
Farmer Peer-to-Peer Discussion Group: a group of farming peers which meets monthly over the course of a year to tour and learn from participants varied farming operations, share challenges and opportunities, and hone business management skills. UVM Extension Farm Viability staff and experienced consultants work with participants to explore business topics including financial management, staffing and human resource issues, farm planning, operational efficiencies, sales, market analysis and opportunities, relationship building, and succession planning.
Forest Business Roundtable is an advisory group of industry peers that meets monthly to share business challenges and opportunities, and to hone management and leadership skills. Members are recruited from across the forest and wood products industries in Vermont. This is offered by UVM Extension’s Forest Business Program
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