A Short Course for Individuals Who Want a Profitable Farm Operation.
The purpose of this course is to equip participants with the business knowledge and skills to start, adapt and maintain a profitable land-based business. It is designed for current farmers and those who want to have a farm.
This multi-session course will be offered on five Thursday evenings in March and April starting March 3rd, 2011 at the Penobscot County Extension Office in Bangor, Somerset County Extension Office in Skowhegan and TBD in Houlton from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 40 participants. The cost is $50.00, which includes the text for the course, Starting and Running a Small Farm Business by Sarah Aubrey and various handouts. More than one member of a farm business may attend for the $50.00 fee, provided you only require one set of materials.
To register, please call Theresa Tilton at (207) 942-7396 or email Theresa.Tilton@maine.edu at the Bangor Extension office. Instructors for the course include Extension Educators Donna Coffin, Kathy Hopkins and Andrew Plant with guest instructor Dr. James McConnon, Extension Small Business Specialist and Felix Blinn, retired CPA.
A survey will be sent once you have registered. Please return it prior to the first meeting.
Session 1 Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Session 2 Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Session 3 Thursday, March 24th, 2010
Session 4 Thursday, March 31st, 2010
Session 5 Thursday, April 7th, 2010
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