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New Entry’s Farm Business Planning Course


In this course, you will learn how to: Create a mission and vision for your business Develop a budget and a plan to fund your business Create a marketing plan for your business Set goals and create a timeline for your farm business to grow Weave those elements together into a cohesive business plan Course […]


Exploring the Small Farm Dream (Fall Session)


5-session course, typically offered on weekday evenings, using curriculum and workbook developed by the New England Small Farm Institute.  For those who are thinking about or in the planning stages of a starting their own farm, including those who are expanding a hobby to an income-generating scale.  This course offers guidance and resources to help […]


Selling CSA Shares in NYC


You’re invited! Join Farm Generations Cooperative, GrowNYC, and Just Food at one of four CSA workshops about CSAs in New York City. Hear from an experienced farmer and supporting organizations about how to find a community partner, design a share, select a distribution location, make your shares financially accessible, collaborate with other growers, sell to […]


Risk Management Workshops with UConn Extension

Multiple Venues

Risk management is a critical aspect of managing a farm business. This winter, The Carrot Project is partnering with the University of Connecticut Extension and other Connecticut collaborators to bring you three workshops and additional individual coaching sessions on managing production risks for your farm. Workshops: Wednesday, December 6, 9am-3pm, at the Middlesex Extension office […]


USDA’s Discrimination Financial Assistance Program: Upcoming Webinar

Register here!  MDAR is hosting a webinar on December 7th at 1pm on USDA’s Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) - a new program, authorized by Section 22007(e) of the Inflation Reduction Act, that will provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to 2021. The ability to qualify to receive […]


Keep ’em Coming Back: Five Strategies for Retaining Loyal Customers for Your Farm


It’s more satisfying and profitable to keep your current customers happy than to chase after new customers. This interactive workshop will demonstrate five strategies for boosting customer loyalty, including knowing your customers’ wants and needs, providing stellar customer service, implementing loyalty programs, clarifying your brand, and creating compelling communications. You’ll see examples of what successful […]


Farmers Circle with The Southern New England Farmers of Color Collaborative


Farmer Circles are peer learning communities for farmers interested in discussing a certain topic in an informal, supportive environment. Each circle meets for at least 12 hours over the course of about one year and is facilitated by another farmer with interest in the subject. There are no teachers or students  in the circles, just […]

MDAR Growing Your Farm Business Planning Course

MDAR Office (W. Springfield) 138 Memorial Ave, Suite 42, West Springfield, MA, United States

Course Details: When: Tuesdays, January 9 – March 5, 2024, 6-8:30pm Where: MDAR office in West Springfield, or alternate western MA location dependent upon interest Registration: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. $150 per farm. If interested, please complete the brief Growing Your Farm application and email it to, or mail a hard […]