So You Want to Farm in Maine is a farm business course for those already farming who would like to brush-up their business skills, or those thinking about becoming farmers. This course will be offered in five evening meetings, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., starting Tuesday, March 20. Classes will be held in two locations: the UMaine Extension Penobscot County office in Bangor and the UMaine Extension Aroostook County office in Presque Isle.
Topics will include selecting and evaluating a farm enterprise, writing a business plan, recordkeeping, market research, and much more. Cost is $50.00 per farm with a limited number of partial scholarships available. Sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Risk Management Agency.
Last year 63 people attended this program and all who attended felt more confident in their ability to create a viable farm business. Ninety-four percent said they would recommend others to attend.
“Before this workshop I felt I would succeed in farming, but through trial and error, now I feel I will succeed based on my new knowledge of farming.” — Participant
For more information contact Donna Coffin at 1-800-287-1491 (in Maine) or Andrew Plant 1-800-287-1469 (in Maine) or visit the website. To pre-register contact Theresa Tilton at 207-942-7396 or 1-800-287-1485 (in Maine) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.