Exploring the Small Farm Dream is offered through Countryside U, a program dedicated to supplying farmers with the information & skills they need to
succeed and innovate. Countryside first introduced Exploring the Small Farm Dream to Ohio and the Midwest in 2006, and continues to offer the course
at least once a year. This highly regarded business short course was developed by the New England Small Farms Institute. In this four-session course
(plus a farm tour), you will set personal/farming goals, assess available resources, determine if farming as a business is right you, and develop an
action plan to guide next steps. The class will meet at Countryside's office September 3, 5, 9, and 12 from 6pm-9pm, with a farm tour on September
7 from 2-4pm.
If you are thinking about starting an agricultural business, this course is designed for you! This includes people thinking about farming full or part-time, changing careers to start a farm, and/or taking over an existing family farm business. Established farmers who are re-strategizing their businesses have also benefited from this course.
$100/person; $125/two people working on the same business idea.
Limited to 12 businesses; 1 to 2 participants per business idea.
*All previous sessions have sold out- Register now at https://cvcountryside.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=8&
Tuesday, September 3rd 6pm-9pm
Thursday, September 5th 6pm-9pm
Saturday, September 7th 2pm-4pm Farm Tour
Monday, September 9th 6pm-9pm
Thursday, September 12th 6pm-9pm