New Farmer School 2021
The nuts and bolts of farming as a business in New Hampshire
Get a jump-start on growing your agricultural business with this intensive multi-session course! Offering a wide variety of topics that will be applicable to any new farmer and sessions that build upon knowledge gained in previous sessions, this course is a great way to get up to speed quickly on the business and science of agriculture. Network with other new farmers, and work closely with Extension staff as you develop your business and productions ideas.
Course topics include soils and site assessment, agricultural regulations, enterprise selection, infrastructure considerations, marketing, insurance basics, and financial and production record-keeping. Participants will also learn about state agencies and other agriculture service providers in New Hampshire. Participation in this course will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements.
The 2021 course will be offered remotely and in-person. Dates and times for sessions are as follows:
August 3, 6 to 7:30 pm Online Session
August 17, 9 am to 3 pm, In-person location Walpole, NH area
August 31, 6 to 7:30 pm, Online Session
September 15 (Wednesday), 9 am to 3 pm, In-person location, Foggy Hill Farm-Jaffrey
September 28, 6 to 7:30 pm, Online Session
October 12, 6 to 7:30 pm, Online Session
October 26, 6 to 7:30 pm, Online Session
November 9, 9 am to 3 pm, In-person location, Moulton Farm-Meredith
Please note that class materials will be available to participants in lieu of the in-person session for those who cannot or do not wish to attend in-person sessions.
Technology needed for this course includes Internet access, the ability to participate in video conferencing sessions, word processing and spreadsheet software, and the ability to read pdf files. Please contact Kelly McAdam at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 527-5475 at least 10 business days prior to the first session if any technology accommodations are needed .
Registration cost is $250 per person or $450 for two people from the same farm. Financial assistance is available, please contact Jonathan Ebba for more information.
If special accommodations, including technology access, are needed to participate in the course, please contact Kelly McAdam at least 10 business days prior to the course start date.