Beginning Farmer Tutorials

Are you a beginning farmer or rancher who has been farming a few years? Do you have a strong grasp on sustainable production techniques, but need to grow more advanced business management skills? If so, this course is for you.

This six-part course will equip you with the management skills necessary to operate a successful, sustainable farm business for the long-term. You’ll receive training on whole-farm planning, business plan development, financial management, access to capital, recordkeeping, and market development. You’ll set meaningful goals for your farm business and will receive the informational tools, resources, and support to make progress towards those goals.

Financial support for this course comes from a Southern SARE Education grant (LS18-292). Additional support for this tutorial was funded by USDA’s Outreach and Assistance to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (OASDFR) program (Project # 2009-00705), part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Beginning Farmer Resources