Online Course: Quickbooks for Farmers

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Building Farm Financial Records to Measure Success This course is an introduction to QuickBooks, designed to provide an overview of the QuickBooks Pro software application. It will cover the basic features, such as sales tax, inventory, invoicing, adjustments, and year-end procedures. Students will gain hands-on experience in the concepts presented, as well as guidance on […]

$199 – $299

Online Course: Reading the Land, Simple and Effective Biological Monitoring Practices

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Monitoring for Change Pays Off There is only one guarantee in agriculture or other land-based businesses: “When we improve land health we realize improvements in production, profitability, and social well-being.” So, how do we confirm and/or measure improved land health? We must learn how to read the land as we walk across it, and learn […]

Webinar Course: Farm Start-up Considerations for New and Aspiring Farmers

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Creating a Farm to Match Your Values, Goals, Skills, and Resources So you're thinking about starting a farm, but feeling overwhelmed by all the decisions? Have your online searches turned up piles of information, but you still feel a bit lost? This course can help. It was designed to assist new and aspiring farmers in […]

$199 – $299

Turning the Tables – Harvest Bowl Master Class

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To learn how to make a delicious Harvest Bowl,  join Marsha Sebro, Nutrition Educator at CCE, and Maria Reidelbach for  a free online class. We begin with a visit to Kelder's Farm in Kerhonkson, where they grow over 50 you-pick fruits and vegetables on 100 gorgeous acres of famed Unadilla soil. Chris Kelder will share his […]

Free

Online Course: Cut Flower Production, Introduction to the Business of Flower Farming

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Growing and Selling Flowers Fields of flowers are dreamy and bursting with joyful color, but unless you have background knowledge on production techniques and a solid plan for selling them, those flowers can be more costly than profitable or enjoyable. This course will introduce you to the topics, resources and questions you'll need to answer […]

$199 – $299

Online Course: Poultry Production

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Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys, and Ducks Many new farmers get started with poultry, because it’s a relatively low-investment enterprise with a fairly quick turnaround time from start-up to revenue. The margins can be slim though, and farmers need to develop the necessary skill set to produce a product that is both safe and profitable. […]

$199 – $299

Online Course: Farm Woodlot Management

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Assessing the economic potential of a managed forest Woodlots are a common feature of most farms in the eastern US, and are often overlooked for the value they might bring to the landowner and to farm enterprises. Farmers and woodland owners need to recognize the potential values of their woodland resource, be familiar with common […]

$199 – $299

Online Course: Berry Production

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Getting Started with Berry Production If you’re exploring the idea of adding berries and bramble fruits to your farm, this course will help you consider all the aspects of this decision, from varieties and site selection all the way through profit potential and marketing. Target Audience Beginners - This course will be especially useful if […]

$199 – $299

Online Course: Vegetable Production I

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From Planning to Planting This course helps new and aspiring vegetable producers answer basic questions about site, soil and planning up through planting. Topics covered include soil health, crop layout and rotation, equipment, and financial aspects of vegetable production. Don’t miss BF 121: Vegetable Production II, the continuation of this course, which takes you through […]

$199 – $299

Online Course: Intro to Maple Syrup Production

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Sugaring for Profit Maple syrup production is rapidly growing around the Northeast and offers a sound financial opportunity to utilize woodlots. This course explores the range possibilities of maple sugaring on your land – be it for supplemental income or for your livelihood. Also discussed are “alternative” trees for production, including Birch and Black Walnut. […]

$199 – $299

Online Course: Writing a Business Plan

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Planning for Long-term Success Whether you intend to borrow money or not, heading into a farm venture without a business plan is like setting out on a long-distance journey without a map. Arm yourself with a business plan and you will have a guide to aid your farm decision-making and demonstrate to yourself and your […]

$199 – $299

Online Course: Access to Capital

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Funding Your Farm Plans Do you have good ideas for a farm business you'd like to start, or for expanding or diversifying your existing farm business? Do you have access to all the funding you'll need to bring your ideas to fruition? If not, this course is for you. It can be very difficult to […]

$199 – $299