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Holistic Management International

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Beginning Farmer/Rancher Training in New York - 2017

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Our Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program in New York is open to beginning farmers/ranchers/land managers who have 10 years or less farming experience and want to learn how to holistically manage their business. Our ten-day course is taught over approximately 4 months, meeting on Saturdays. There will be time in class to network with others and get feedback on class assignments.

Participants will develop a draft business plan, a whole farm/ranch goal, as well as both financial and marketing plans while learning how to improve time management, leadership, and communication skills.

HMI is pleased to announce that the Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program and many of our other courses qualify for FSA Borrower Training Credit. Find out More.



9:30am – 4:00pm each day

February 4, 2017: Session One – Introduction to Whole Farm Planning
February 11, 2017: Session Two – Decision Making & Time
February 25,2017: Session Three – Increasing Farm Profitability
March 4, 2017: Session Four – Creating a Whole Farm Financial Plan
March 18, 2017: Session Five – Creating a Marketing Plan
March 25, 2017: Session Six – Business Planning Basics
April 8, 2017: Session Seven – Leadership & Communication Skills
April 22, 2017: Session Eight – Land & Infrastructure Planning
May 6, 2017: Session Nine – Improving Land Health with Livestock & Soil Building
May 13, 2017: Session Ten – Soil Fertility Basics & Environmental Impact



This course is offered on a sliding scale, which means you choose your own registration fee (between $350-$500) based on what you can afford. A limited number of full and partial scholarships are also available. For more information about this program in New York, including scholarship information, click here.

For more information about the program, contact NY Beginning Women Farmers Program Coordinator Sarah Williford 845-264-2401,



Cancellations received before or within 7 days after the course begins will receive an 80% refund. No refunds will be given otherwise. This policy is required due to financial obligations incurred by HMI in planning these courses. We appreciate your understanding.



By registering for this series, you hereby consent and agree that HMI has the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of you and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, for HMI outreach and further consent that your name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.   

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Hartwick College
Hartwick Dr
Oneonta, NY 13820

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM

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Holistic Management International

Our mission is to educate people in regenerative agriculture for healthy land and thriving communities.  

Our vision is a world where lands and communities flourish through the practice of Holistic Management, an internationally recognized regenerative agricultural practice.


Holistic Management:


  • Helps family farmers/ranchers/pastoralists become more prosperous
  • Helps strengthen local economies
  • Improves local food quality
  • Heals the environment 
  • Improves wildlife habitats
  • Fosters community ties and preserves local culture


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