Online Courses Starting September 23: Starting at Square One, Woodlot Management, and Quickbooks

Classes starting the Week of September 23 include:

BF 101: Starting at Square One 

Goat People Livestock

This course helps new and aspiring farmers take the first steps toward setting goals, assessing resources available (physical, financial, and personal), and exploring enterprises that are the best fit for you and your land.
Carefully defining what you want to do and how you will do it is a key element of any successful new farm enterprise.
This course is taught by Erica Frenay (Shelterbelt Farm) and Steve Gabriel (Wellspring Forest Farm & School). Both also coordinate online courses for the small farms program.

cb1fd854 c9fd 4a50 99e3 d1819b2a0d57Woodlots 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.
During this course, we will 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.This course is taught by Peter Smallidge, who is NYS extension forester and coordinator of the acclaimed ForestConnect webinar series on YouTube.


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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.
Each student will gain hands-on experience reproducing the exercises presented by the instructor.

Each course is $250, which entitles two people from a farm to attend.

Upon registering, you will receive a receipt with a link you can use to register the second person from your farm.

Check out the listings at for more information on a particular course and the instructors.
Contact Erica Frenay, or Steve Gabriel, or call 607-255-2142.

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