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Beginning Farmer - How to Plan, Support and Grow your Farm Workshop


Beginning Farmer - How to Plan, Support and Grow your Farm

Are you a farmer, but eager to enhance and improve your management practices? Are you interested in starting a farm, but unsure of how to get started or where you can find help? Purdue Extension’s online Beginning Farmer Workshop can help put you on a path to success! During the series (January 12 – March 4), you’ll learn about:

• Address the realities of starting a farm • Assess your farming assets • Define realistic goals • Create feasible plans to achieve your goals

Outside the weekly workshop sessions, you’ll complete individual work to give you a clear perspective on planning farm projects and moving forward with confidence! Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Purdue Extension Educators on a range of topics including: asset mapping, goal setting, finding resources, and more.

The workshop includes 7 sessions held from 7:00- 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 8, 2021, 11:59 pmEST.

The program fee of $48 is payable by credit card on our secure server.

•Session 1 –Vision/Mission Statements -1/21

•Session 2 –Biophysical Assets -1/28

•Session 3 –Financial and Economic Assets - 2/4

•Session 4 –Social Cultural Assets & Opportunities and Challenges To Your Farm - 2/11

•Session 5: Setting Goals - 2/18

•Session 6: Feasible Action Plans - 2/25

•Session 7: Forming Projects & Wrap-Up – 3/4


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

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equall access/affirmative action institution.

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