Get Your Ducks in Order! Online Farmer Planning Courses Start January

Get Your Ducks in Order! Poultry & Vegetable Production, Business & Financial Planning and Recordkeeping Online Courses all Start in January
Winter is the season for farm planning! What better way to use the long dark evenings than to snuggle up with your computer and join an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program? You’ll build your skills, be inspired by successful farmers, and develop plans to help you hit the ground running when the growing season begins. Starting in January:

  • BF 104: Financial Records – Setting up Systems to Track Your Profitability
  • BF 121: Veggie Farming – From Season-Long Care to Market
  • BF 130: Poultry Production – Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys, and Ducks
  • BF 202: Planning to Stay in Business – Writing Your Business Plan – new 2nd offering of this popular course in 2013!
  • BF 203: Holistic Financial Planning – Building Profit into the Picture

Each course features weekly live webinars to introduce concepts and examples, followed by online discussions, readings, and homework assignments during the rest of the week. All courses are taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, farmers, or other ag service providers, and typically include presentations by successful farmers detailing aspects of their operations.
These 6-week courses each cost $200. Registration closes when the courses fill up, or by one week before the course start date, whichever happens sooner. So don’t delay, visit to register. Learn more about how the courses operate on our Course Logistics and FAQs page at

Violet Stone

Violet is the coordinator of the Reconnecting with Purpose project, which offers farm and food system educators and change makers a retreat space to explore challenges and renew a sense of inspiration and purpose in their work and lives. She is also a collaborator on the Be Well Farming Project. This project creates reflective spaces for farmers and food producers to connect meaningfully and explore strategies that can ameliorate challenges and bolster quality of life. Violet serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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  1. Lauren on November 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    All the URLs are broken. They have a bunch of Outlook gibberish at the beginning. Probably a copy-paste issue.

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