DURHAM, N.H. — This six-session program meets every two weeks at several locations around the southern half of the state to introduce new and potential farmers and growers to concepts and practices which will help their farm business succeed. Students will learn how to define and set goals, assess potential farm sites, keep records, determine farm financial needs, understand financing, farm insurance and marketing. Throughout the course of the class, as homework, students will apply principles learned to their future businesses. Participants will also learn about state agencies and other agriculture service providers in New Hampshire.
This course begins August 13th from 10 am to 3 pm, continuing every other week with the final session to be held on October 22. The August 13 and 27 sessions will be held at the UNH Durham Research Farms, September 10 session will be held at the Chappell Professional Center in Milford, September 24 session will be held at Old Orchard Farm in Madbury, October 8 session will be held at Generation Farm in Concord, and the October 22 session will be held at Moulton Farm in Meredith.
Registration cost is $250 per person or $450 for two people from the same farm business. Scholarships are available by contacting Jonathan Ebba at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 641-6060 for consideration. Scholarships are sponsored by Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit, and NH Community Loan Fund.
For more information, including registration go to https://extension.unh.edu/events/new-farmer-school-nuts-bolts-farming-business-new-hampshire. Please contact Kelly McAdam at email@example.com or (603) 527-5475 with questions.
–University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
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