Growing Places: A short, Online Course for Aspiring and Start-up Farmers

Next Session: Jan. 11-Feb. 7, 2021
Registration: $100 by 12/22/2020; $150 starting 12/23/2021

Register now.

The Growing Places Course helps beginning women farmers and ranchers learn the nuts and bolts of successful farm business start-up. Participants learn about goal setting and decision making, financial and business management, risk management, accessing capital and credit, and marketing.

Participants are welcome from anywhere in the US. Online sessions are instructor-led, but the course format allows you to complete each week’s work when it fits in your schedule. Optional weekly webinars provide opportunities for “real-time” interaction with the instructor and other students. These sessions are recorded so that all participants have access to the information.

You will also have opportunities to connect with a local coach as you proceed with your farm development plan.

Find more information at “Classes” page of the UVM Extension New Farmer Project website. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants, waiving all but $50 of the course fee. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact UVM Student Accessibility Services at or call (802) 656-7753.