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New Video about our Online Small Farm Courses Starting SOON

We’ve posted a new video about our online small farm courses:

Upcoming classes starting SOON include Poultry Production, Intro to Quickbooks, and Farm Woodlot Management!

POULTRY PRODUCTION (BF 130): Thinking of getting started raising chickens, turkeys, or ducks? Take a 6-week online Poultry Production course through the Cornell Small Farms Program and learn how to produce poultry in a safe and profitable way. Students learn about breeds, infrastructure, management practices, and rules and regulations for processing and sale.
Course runs September 29 – November 3, with Webinars Thursdays 7 – 8:30pm EST.

QUICKBOOKS FOR FARMERS (BF 204)Struggling to keep your financial records in order? Taking our online course, “Quickbooks for Farmers” will help you get there! The course is 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. Each student will gain hands-on experience reproducing the exercises presented by the instructor.
Class runs Friday, September 30 through Friday November 4th.

QUICKBOOKS FOR FARMERS (BF 204)Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program. Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.
The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly webinars on Thursdays from 6 – 7:30pm EST.

A full list of courses and registration information can be found at: http://www.nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/


Steve Gabriel

Steve is an Extension Specialist focused on specialty mushroom production and agroforestry. Throughout his career, Steve has taught thousands of people about the ways farming and forestry can be combined to both benefit the ecology and economies of small farms.  He is also a farmer, author, hiker, and musician.
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