Online Courses Start in January


Winter is the season for farm planning. What better way to use the long, dark evenings than to snuggle up with your computer and join an online course from the Cornell Small Farms Program? You'll build your skills, be inspired by successful farmers, and develop plans to help you hit the ground running when the growing season begins. Starting in January:

BF 104: Financial Records - Setting up Systems to Track Your Profitability
BF 121: Veggie Farming - From Season-Long Care to Market
BF 130: Poultry Production - Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys, and Ducks
BF 202: Planning to Stay in Business - Writing Your Business Plan - new 2nd offering of this popular course in 2013!
BF 203: Holistic Financial Planning - Building Profit into the Picture

Each course features weekly live webinars to introduce concepts and examples, followed by online discussions, readings, and homework assignments during the rest of the week. All courses are taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, farmers, or other ag service providers, and typically include presentations by successful farmers detailing aspects of their operations.

These six-week courses each cost $200. Registration closes when the courses fill up, or by one week before the course start date, whichever happens sooner. So don't delay, visit to register. Learn more about how the courses operate on our Course Logistics and FAQs page at