NAZARETH, Pa. — Have you ever thought of starting your own small farm or agricultural business? Maybe you’ve envisioned taking up a second career or a lifestyle or hobby-farming venture or cut flower business to the next level? The aim of this short course is to help you learn what it takes to start and manage the farm you envision as more than a dream, as an agricultural business, and help you navigate the process of starting a small farming operation.
This three-evening adult education short course is geared for the exploratory discovery-based learner. In this course, educators at Penn State Extension along with guest speakers from local and established farms, USDA services and agricultural banking/lending will lead you on a journey to explore, organize and evaluate many of the exciting and unique steps necessary to launch a successful agricultural farming business.
Exploring the Small Farm Dream is a three-evening course series for anyone interested in starting a farm, urban farm, small scale agricultural business or other agricultural endeavors.
The courses will be held May 10, 17 and 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Penn State Extension, Northampton County office (Greystone Building), 14 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, PA 18064.
The costs are $125 per person or $200 for two farm business partners, which includes course books, materials and light refreshments. To register, go to https://extension.psu.edu/exploring-the-small-farm-dream or call Penn State Extension Customer Service Team at 877-345-0691.
— Penn State Extension, Northampton County