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Learn New Ways to Grow Your Farm Business with Our Final Block of Online Courses

Our current season of online courses is underway, and the fourth and final block of courses will start live content at the end of February. With courses on business, grazing management, soil health, mushroom production and more, this is a great opportunity to learn before the growing season begins.

Our suite of online courses is offered on a user-friendly platform, which grants registrants permanent access to their course content. Also, courses have tiered pricing based on household size and income to make access to the courses more affordable and equitable for everyone.

Registration is now open for , with live instruction starting the week of February 21 for our final block of courses.

 


Tuesdays: February 22 – March 29, 2022

Grazing is more than simply turning livestock out onto a green pasture and hoping for the best. With sound grazing management, you can reduce workload, keep animals happier and healthier, and improve the overall productivity and profitability of your farm.

 

Tuesdays: February 22 – March 29, 2022

Mushrooms are an emerging niche crop and can easily be grown. This course trains new and experienced farmers in the background, techniques, marketing and economics of farm scale indoor commercial production.

 

Introduction to Tree Fruit Production

Wednesdays: February 23 – March 30, 2022

Tree fruit are an important component of the agricultural and homeowner landscape. This course trains beginning tree fruit growers in fundamental concepts in orchard planning and management.

 

Mondays: February 21 – March 28, 2022

The health and productivity of the soil forms the basis for any farm’s success, profitability, and ecological sustainability. Be a successful farmer by developing a holistic approach to preserving and building soil health and fertility through this course.

 

Mondays: February 21 – March 28, 2022

Are you trying to navigate the legalities of owning a farm? This course helps early stage farmers assess and manage a variety of risks that they will face, including the business, tax, and regulatory implications of your farm.


 

Our program offers more than two dozen online courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. These courses cover a range of topics any farmer needs to succeed. Experienced farmers and extension educators guide students through course content, including weekly live webinars, videos, and resources.

New additions to our online course suite this year include  for anyone seeking funding for a farm enterprise, and  which offers an introduction to the business of flower farming. Last year we had also added a 4-week intensive in how  can help you monitor its health, a course on  and a primer on  for your farm business.

The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in Teachable, our online course platform. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the interface of the course for a dedicated time slot 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.

You can browse all of our  on our website. You can learn more about our courses, including answers to common questions, on our .

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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