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Beginning Farmer Workshops

Are you a newer farmer or interested in starting a farming business? If so, the Beginning Farmer Series will assist you in building a network of people and provide the tools you need to increase your management and business skills!

In this series you will learn about: addressing the realities of starting a farm, assessing your farming assets, defining your goals, and creating a feasible plan to achieve those goals. This 8 week virtual series will start January 13 on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30pm EST.

Session dates are below. Participants register for the entire program, not individual sessions. To learn more about the program, including registration and refund policies, visit

Pre-registration is required with payment due by January 3, 2022, 11:59 pm EST.

The program fee of $75 is payable by credit card on our secure server.

  • Session 1 –Orientation & Networking-1/13
  • Session 2 –Vision/Mission Statements -1/20
  • Session 3 –Biophysical Assets -1/27
  • Session 4 –Financial and Economic Assets - 2/3
  • Session 5 –Social-Cultural Assets & Opportunities and Challenges To Your Farm - 2/10
  • Session 6: Setting Goals - 2/17
  • Session 7: Feasible Action Plans - 2/24
  • Session 8: Forming Projects & Wrap-Up – 3/10

Thanks to the support of the Indiana Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Office of Community Affairs, funds from the Rural Road to Recovery Initiative are being targeted to support the participation of individuals for free. Please contact for registration information or call 812-369-3243.  Priority for the fee waiver is being given to historically underserved audiences (people of color, limited economic resources, and/or military veterans).  A limited number of fee waivers are available, so register as soon as possible to take advantage of this great opportunity.

If you require special accommodations to attend this event or have any questions about this event, please email Amy Thompson–

The total cost is $75.00 and will include resources and workbooks for participants.  Registration will end on January 3, 2022 and space is limited so sign up today. For additional information about this workshop reach out to Sarah Hanson, Extension Educator via email or at 317-736-3724.      

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