Beginning Women Farmers Classes Start Nov 4

Alison and a Nigerian Dwarf Goat kidSponsored by the Maine Women’s Agricultural Network, and funded by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the Beginning Women Farmers program draws on the work of Allen Savory and others to help women farmers to be successful.

This innovative program instructs participants on using a holistic approach to decision making on their farms. Participants will meet for ten sessions on topics such as goal setting, financial, business, and marketing planning, land and infrastructure planning, soil fertility, and planned grazing.

Participants are provided with a mentor and are connected with a network of other beginning women farmers throughout the Northeast for additional support. Two of the classes take place on local farms.

Classes will be held in Fairfield, Maine, on Sundays from 9 – 4. Cost for all sessions is $150.00 – $500.00, based on a sliding scale Scholarships are available.

Class subject matter and dates:

Orientation and overview of holistic management November 4, 2012
Holistic goal and testing decisions November 18, 2012
Financial Planning 1 December 9, 2012
Financial Planning 2 January 6, 2012
Business Planning January 20, 2012
Marketing February 3, 2013
Leadership and Communication March 3, 2013
Land Planning April 7, 2013
Soil Fertility May 5, 2013
Grazing Planning June 2, 2013

For more information, and to request an application, contact:
Gail Chase
207 453-4258 ext. 218

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