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Grow Your Farm Business by Learning to Grow New Products with Our Online Courses

Our new season of online courses is underway, and now’s the time to register for upcoming block two courses.

Did you know that the we moved our suite of online courses to a new, more user-friendly platform? Now registrants have permanent, year-round access to their course content. Courses are offered with tiered pricing from $199 – $299, based on household size and income to make access to the courses more affordable and equitable for everyone. Discounts are also available for veterans, and for purchases of more than one course.

Live webinar content starts at the beginning of November for the second block of courses…

Berry Production
Tuesday: November 5 – December 10
If you’re exploring the idea of adding berries and bramble fruits to your farm, this course will help you think through this decision, from varieties and site selection to profit and marketing. This course will be especially useful if you are interested in growing berries for income. Register now!

Getting Started with Pastured Pigs
Wednesday: November 6 – December 11
Pigs can be a profitable single enterprise, or integrate into an existing farm structure. They provide a variety of products and are also ideal for turning agricultural wastes into valuable product. Pigs make use of marginal, unused lands and they can improve that land. Register now!

Intro to Maple Syrup Production
Tuesday: November 5 – December 10
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. Also discuss “alternative” trees for production, Birch and Black Walnut. Register now!

Poultry Production
Tuesday: November 5 – December 10
Many new farmers get started with poultry because it’s a relatively low-investment with a fairly quick revenue turnaround. The margins can be slim though, and this course will help you develop the necessary skills to build a successful poultry enterprise. Register now!

Vegetable Production I
Wednesday: November 6 – December 11
This course helps new and aspiring vegetable producers answer basic questions about site selection, crop rotation, seeding and transplanting, as well as the financial aspects of vegetable crop production. Register now!

The Cornell Small Farms Program offers more than 20 online courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. These courses cover a range of technical and business topics any farmer needs to succeed.

The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in Teachable, the online course platform. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the interface of the course for 6 weeks each year to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.

Kacey Deamer

Kacey Deamer

Kacey is the Cornell Small Farms Program’s communications specialist. In this role, she manages all storytelling and outreach across the program’s website, social media, e-newsletter, magazine and more. Kacey has worked in communications and journalism for more than a decade, with a primary focus on science and sustainability.
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