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Building Farmers in the West / Farmers Teaching Farmers - Via Farm to Table

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8 Tuesday Sessions in Espanola

Nov 15, 2011 to Jan 17, 2012

This program is sponsored by: Farm To Table - A regional Partnership to build community and share knowledge among farmers and support sustainable local food systems. Funded by the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program. This program is a series of 8 evening sessions and dinners where seasoned growers will share their knowledge and experience of farming in New Mexico. Sessions explore content useful to all levels of experience and will help new and existing farmers create a successful business. After completing this program you will have the opportunity for personalized mentorship from experienced New Mexico farmers. Join us for dinner & learn something!

Topics include:

  • Know where you are and where you are going - map your business for future success
  • Expand your markets - wholesale farmers' markets, restaurants, schools, retail, value-added
  • Alternative financing - how to secure land and labor
  • Got cantaloupe - approaches to food safety

Comments from some 2010 participants:

"This class was immensely helpful, has gotten me motivated to organize, plan, and otherwise act to turn our farm into a profitable enterprise."

"(This has been good experience) to expose me to more growing styles, build connections, open me up to new possibilities I can use in my vision."

"Enjoyed this class and got a lot of great info and resources."

Cost: The 8-week program is offered for $100 fee to cover the cost of your meals at networking dinners. Scholarships are available.

When: 8 Tuesday sessions & dinner, November 15, 2011 - January 17, 2012, 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Where: Rio Arriba Health Commons 2010 Industrial Park Road Espanola, NM

How to Apply: Application forms are available online at: Applications must be received by Tuesday, November 1. Those awarded a certificate of completion may apply to a mentorship program.

Questions: Contact Shauna at Farm to Table, (505) 473-1004, ext. 15 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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