2017 Farming: Pencil to Plow
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:00 PM (EST)
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University of Maryland Extension is pleased to announce that they are providing their technical expertise to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, a nationally recognized beginning farmer program by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. This is an eight (8) week entrepreneurial training course designed for aspiring small farmers and those producers interested in diversifying their operation.
The course will be offered starting on February 4, 2017 and ending on April 4, 2017. Class will meet each Tuesday of the week from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with graduation will be held April 4th. (There are 2 snow dates built into the schedule in case of weather events.) Course material will include:
- Learning components of a business plan
- Learning why, how, and where to do agricultural market research
- Becoming aware of government regulations facing small farmers and identifying compliance resources.
- Understanding the importance of budgeting
- Discussing cash flow projections
- Reviewing content and purpose of Income Statements and Balance Sheets
Course curriculum will be supplemented by presentations given by experts in the agriculture field, representatives of the University of Maryland Extension Offices and other local agencies on specific agriculture components that are key to enhancing successful farming.
Participants who complete this training course will have a prepared business plan to present to potential lending sources and a certificate of completion issued by NxLevel a nationally recognized entrepreneurship training provider.
Registration is $40.00 person which includes class materials and a light dinner each evening of class. Registration ends on January 23, 2017. No refund if cancelled after January 23, 2017. Space is limited. For additional information on the course contact Jessica Flores, Senior Agriculture Agent Associate with the University of Maryland Extension, at (410) 632-1972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship for this beginning farmer program has been provided by Worcester County Economic Development.
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