Registration is for the 8 week period and includes course materials, meals and tour.
Jan 19: Getting Started: Goal setting, family matters, business planning, budgeting, resources
Jan 26: Appropriate Land Use – Walk the Farm
Feb 2: Sources of Assistance: Overview of County resources; OSU Extension, government agencies and programs, (i.e. CAUV, EQIP, Grants)
Feb 9: Legal, Insurance, Business Structure: Fence laws, liabilities, insurance needs
Feb 16: Natural Resources: Forestry, timber marketing, wildlife, ponds, etc.
Feb 23: Financial & Production Record -Keeping and Taxes: Balance sheet and record keeping
Mar 2: Marketing: Direct marketing, cooperatives, agri-tourism, bed & breakfast, niche markets
Mar 9: Extension/ Table Top Discussion: Ask the Extension expert, enterprise exploration of livestock and horticulture opportunities