Registration is now open for the Farm Beginnings Course, a hands-on interactive course for farm business development and management that pairs the expertise of educators from Nebraska Extension and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture with experience, knowledge, and insight from successful local farmers. The course includes classroom learning, field tours, and opportunities for mentorship. Participants may register for the course as a non-credit extension program or as a 4 credit hour course offered through NCTA.
Course sessions will include: farm business planning, holistic management, marketing, enterprise analysis, and more. The course also includes registration for the 2019 Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society Healthy Farms Conference. This course is open to all producers – fruit/vegetable/specialty crop, commodity/grain, and livestock in both urban and rural areas. This course qualifies as a farm business educational experience (for the state of Nebraska) that may be required for certain USDA federal farm loan programs and other agricultural lenders.
Location Nebraska Extension Douglas-Sarpy County office in Omaha.
Two to three sessions will include tours and field experiences in surrounding counties.
SARE State Coordinator
Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator
Extension Educator/ Assistant Professor (NCTA)
Dates & Times Saturdays: January 19 – May 4
9am- Noon (tours/field experiences may be longer)
Cost Extension Program Course fee: $500
Flexible Payment Plan and Scholarships Available
-OR- NCTA Course Tuition: $526
Financial Assistance may be available
Light meals/refreshments included
To register as an extension program: https://www.regonline.com/farmbeginnings
To register as an NCTA Course (AGR 2714): ncta.unl.edu (contact John Porter for questions/directions)