Beginning Farming Academy Fall 2019
UC Cooperative Extension Placer/Nevada
11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA, CA 95603
Sponsor: UCCE Placer/Nevada

Beginning Farming Academy

September 13 & 14, 2019

UC Cooperative Extension Placer/Nevada

This is a 2-day intensive introduction to starting a small commercial farm or ranch. If you are considering starting a small ag operation in the foothills, you should attend the Academy. Learn about assessing your resources and choosing products, the basics of market-driven farming, and economic tools. You will finish with an action plan for jump-starting your operation.

This workshop does not address production practices. It is focused on marketing, business, and economic planning for profitable small farms. Local expert farmers and ranchers and UCCE Farm Advisors will help you refine your plans for your farm or ranch.

The Academy runs from 8 AM to 8 PM on Friday, and 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. Meal cost for the two days is $85.

The class is limited to 15 prospective producers.

Applications are closed. If you wish to be on a waiting list, e-mail 

The Beginning Farming Academy is supported by the Western Extension Risk Management Education program.