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BF 101: Starting at Square One
General Course Resources
Webinar Schedule and Participant Guide
Navigating in Teachable; Getting a Course Completion Certificate; and More
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FORUM: Introduce Yourself; Meet Your Peers
Weekly Resources - Discussion and Webinar Connection Info
Weekly Webinar Connection Link
Farm Start-up Plan Template
Skills Checklist for Beginning Farmers
FORUM: Open Discussion on Topics of Your Choice
Farming without Land! Electra Jarvis, Green Food Solutions
Community Farms and Social Justice with Rafa Aponte of Rocky Acres Farm
Scaling Up and the Power of Planning with Faith Gilbert of Letterbox Farm
Herb Farming, Value-Adding and Multiple Income Streams with Amanda David of Rootwork Herbals
Lavender & Flower Farming with Susan Orellana-Clark of Bristol Hills Farm
Veggie Farming with a Mission to Feed LGBTQ+ Folks with D. Rooney of Rock Steady Farm
Successful Diversified Business with Dairy Goats with Joyce of Acorn Hill Farm
Urban Farming with a Mission with Brendan of Red Hook Farm (+ 2 BF 101 Student Presentations)
Week 1: Resource Inventory and Skills Assessment
Slides and Recording from First Webinar
FORUM: Readings and Reflections on the Challenges of Profitable Farming
FORUM: Vegetable Farm Decision Case
ASSIGNMENT and FORUM: Plan Your Farm Hub - Getting Started, pt I
Week 2: Values, Mission, Goals
Slides and Recording from Second Webinar
ASSIGNMENT and FORUM: Plan Your Farm Hub - Getting Started, pt. II
Holistic Goal Activities - please download before Second Webinar!
Holistic Management: Decision-making Tools and Further Training
FORUM: What Does "Quality of Life" Mean to You?
Week 3: Accessing and Evaluating Land
Resources for Preparing for and Finding Land
ASSIGNMENT 1 and FORUM: Plan Your Farm Hub - Accessing & Evaluating Land
ASSIGNMENT 2 and FORUM: Scale of Permanence
More on Soils and Soil Testing
FORUM: Sharing Your Emails with Each Other; Connecting Outside of Class
Recommended Reading: Why Do White People Own 98% of Farmland? And Why Should We All Care?
Week 4: Choosing What to Produce
Farm Financing Quick Survey - please complete this week!
ASSIGNMENT and FORUM: Plan Your Farm Hub - Choosing What to Produce
Resources on Various Farm Enterprises
Checking in on the Farm Start-up Template
ACTIVITY and FORUM: Testing Your Decisions
Week 5: Production Skills and Financing Your Farm
ASSIGNMENT 1: Plan Your Farm Hub - Learning How to Farm and Financing a Farm
Your Responses from the Farm Financing Survey
When Am I a Farm?
FORUM: Farm Financing Options
One More Creative Strategy to Finance Farm Operations!
How-to Videos from the Small Farms Program
ASSIGNMENT 2 and FORUM: Support Network and Further Training
Week 6: Wrapping it All Up
ASSIGNMENT and FORUM: What's Next?
Top Lessons Learned and Mistakes Made by New Farmers
Post-Course Survey: Complete for a Chance to Win!
Staying Connected After This Course Ends
Weekly Webinar Connection Link
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