NOFA-NH: Beginner Farmer Workshop, August 18

Space is still available  for NOFA-NH’s Workshop for Beginner Farmers, held at Tracie’s Community Farm, in Fitzwilliam, NH, on Thursday, August 18th. This is a great opportunity for farmers and apprentices with less than 10 years experience, with the workshop being offered at no charge; please see application:

NOFA-NH: Beginner Farmer Workshop
Tracie’s Community Farm, Fitzwilliam, NH
Thursday August 18, 2011
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

This workshop for Beginner Farmers in New Hampshire will combine a hands-on tour of a successful farm, with a presentation of important knowledge and skills, and an opportunity to provide input into the programming of workshops for the NOFA-NH Winter conference in March 2012.

Workshop Outline:
• 10:00 am to 12:00. Tour of Tracie’s Community Farm. Questions and answers.
• 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Lunch with the work crew
• 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Important knowledge and skills for beginner farmers – Business planning for profitability – Goal setting- Access to Financial Resources – Soil analysis and building – Current updates on pest and disease control
• 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. What do Beginner Farmers in New Hampshire need? A discussion of workshop topics, networking opportunities and planning for future support.

• Leon-C. Malan, Chair of the Environmental Studies Department, Colby-Sawyer College.
• Amy Ouellette, UNH Cooperative Extension. Extension Educator, Agricultural Resources, Merrimack County.
• Tracie Smith, Tracie’s Community Farm, Fitzwilliam, NH.
• Seth Wilner, UNH Cooperative Extension. Extension Educator, Agricultural Resources, and County Office Co-Administrator, Sullivan County.

There are a limited number of spaces available for this workshop. Please register soon if you are interested. Spaces will be allocated to the first 18 applicants. Farmers and apprentices with fewer than 10 years of experience can benefit from a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant that will cover 100% of the workshop cost. For application >

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