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Piedmont Farm School 2014

Posted on 10/30/2013 by Mary Jac Brennan

Piedmont Farm School 2014

For individuals who are seriously considering or currently involved in farming, the Piedmont Farm School is a great way to help answer these questions and more. The 2014 Piedmont Farm School is designed to provide training in production practices and business planning.

For individuals who are seriously considering or currently involved in farming, the Piedmont Farm School is a great way to help answer these questions and more. The 2014 Piedmont Farm School is designed to provide training in production practices and business planning.

This school will offer seven business-planning seminars that will provide you with the tools to create a viable business plan for a small-scale, economically sustainable farm enterprise. This training will include seven field trips to different working farms around the region led by successful innovative farmers and agricultural professionals and a one day ‘Putting Small Acreage to Work’ conference.

Each month from February to June and August to October, the group will meet one evening for business training and on another day for a field trip to local farms. Field trip topics include the following: whole farm planning, livestock basics (beef cattle, hogs, meat and dairy goats, poultry), fruits, vegetables, specialty crops, agritourism, and marketing. In August, a one day mini-conference will allow participants to concentrate on their particular interest. Upon completion of the Piedmont Farm School, students will have the opportunity to have written a business plan and planned for production for their farming enterprise,

Check out the brochure for more information about registration and cost.