Please join us for a comprehensive week of Growing Farmer workshops and guest speakers focusing on topics of farm viability. The arc of this series will provide beginning farmers with a tool kit of resources and tips for starting a farm. We’ll hear directly from experienced farmers, business consultants, loan officers, and land consultants in lecture format with time for Q&A. Explore the full curriculum here.
This day-long session will introduce cooperative business models, share examples from the wide landscape of collaborative food systems projects, and cover the legal, financial, operational, and social considerations for effective group businesses.
All Farm Viability Series workshops will run from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm with a one hour lunch break from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.
Faith is the vegetable manager and lead administrator for Letterbox Farm, a start-up diversified farm in Hudson, NY. She is the author of Cooperative Farming, a handbook on forming collaborative farm businesses