Exploring the Small Farm Dream – Penn State Extension

Thursday
October 2, 2014
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Course #
PRD 750 001

Class Meetings

  • Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location
Delaware Valley College, Main Campus

Tuition
$149

Instructor
Brian Moyer, Program Assistant, Penn State Extension

If you have thought seriously about turning a profit off a few acres or you already have a small agricultural operation and would like to change strategies, then Exploring Your Small Farm Dream can help. This course, offered in partnership between Delaware Valley College and Penn State Extension, is designed to help guide beginning farmers through the initial exploratory decision making process and bridge the gap between ideas and action. Whether your vision includes making goat cheese, selling cut flowers or growing rare tomato varieties, this course will give you the tools to start making that dream come true. Participants will discuss current opportunities in small-scale agriculture, explore objectives, assess personal and financial resources, conduct preliminary market research and develop an action plan for pursuing their interests in food and farming. This interactive course will include creative exercises, research, and class discussions that will allow you to assess your skills and resources accurately. Interviews with local agricultural business owners will also be included to give you firsthand knowledge on what to expect when starting your business.

Workbook and light meal included.

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