This free two-hour workshop and discussion is designed to help you start thinking about your future farm business - and whether or not starting a farm business is right for you. It's also a prerequisite for New Entry's classroom-based Farm Business Planning Course.
In this informal workshop, we will talk about agriculture in Massachusetts and New England, the challenges and rewards of starting a farm business, and what resources and knowledge you will need in order to start farming. You'll hear about the experiences of other beginning farmers and begin a self-assessment of how farming would fit into your life. Whether you decide to pursue starting your own farm business or to find another way to be involved in farming, we have lots of resources to help you move forward in your agricultural endeavors.