"Many a farm operation has been sunk by “shiny equipment syndrome”; in other words, purchasing too much brand new equipment. On the other end of the scale, many new farmers have burned out their bodies by not adequately powering their farms with machinery.
"This course is designed to help aspiring or beginning farmers better assess and manage a variety of risks that farmers face in operating their farms. Throughout the six week period, topics essential for operating a farm business will be discussed.
A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will learn about: processing raw fruits and vegetables into a finished product that you can sell; preparing for a specialty food business; packaging and selling your value-added product.
A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will learn about: the benefits and costs of extending the growing season; simple methods of season extension; materials and costs for season extension.