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Small farms program online courses start in January

December 26, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

The Cornell Small Farms Program will offer the following classes beginning in January:

BF 104 Financial Records Setting up Systems to Track Profitability; BF 121 Veggie Farming From Season-Long Care to Market; BF 130 Poultry Production Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys and Ducks ; BF 202 Planning to Stay in Business Writing a Business Plan; and BF 203 Holistic Financial Planning Building Profit into the Picture.

Each course features weekly live webinars to introduce concepts and examples, followed by online discussions, readings and homework assignments during the rest of the week. All courses are taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, farmers or other ag service providers, and typically include presentations by successful farmers detailing aspects of their operations.

These six-week courses each cost $200. Registration closes when the courses fill up, or by one week before the course start date, whichever happens sooner. Visit to register.



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