Purdue Extension’s Beginning Farmer Workshop can help put you on a path to success! This program is for those interested in starting an agricultural business. The program is being offered in January, virtually, allowing viewing from home, and live at the Nappanee Library.

During the series you’ll learn about addressing the realities of starting a farm, assessing your farming assets, defining realistic goals, and creating feasible plans to achieve your goals.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Purdue Extension Educators on a range of topics including asset mapping, goal setting, finding resources, and more.

Indiana statewide “Virtual 2022 Beginning Farmer Workshop will start on January 13 with eight sessions held through March 10 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST. The cost is $75 which includes a manual, with registration deadline being January 3. Program will be using Zoom and Google Classroom for optional discussion sessions on Tuesdays at noon. To learn more about the program, including registration and refund policies, visit https://cvent.me/284l4G

In person Beginning Farmer Workshop to be held at the Nappanee Public Library, 157 N. Main Street, Nappanee, IN. It will start on January 18 and end on March 1. The cost is $65. Registration deadline is January 10. You register and gain more information by contacting Kosciusko County Extension Office (574) 372-2340. The session will start at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm.

 This is a great opportunity to have help in planning an agriculture business for success. It is a small investment to help individuals analyze a proposed or existing business to highlight, assist, and refine a focus to better your position for the future. If you have any questions about these two programs, contact the Cvent site for the online program, call Kosciusko County Extension Office, or for either program or contact Robert Yoder at the Marshall County Extension Office (574) 935-8545 or e-mail ryoder@purdue.edu for more information.