Aspiring Farmer Virtual Course - Online

October 6, 2020, 7pm - November 10, 2020, 8:30pm
Farm and Food

Cost: $65 with scholarships available

When: Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27, and Nov. 3 and 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Online

About: The Aspiring Farmer Virtual Course is a 6-week long interactive online course for aspiring and beginning farmers interested in starting a, or improving their, small- to mid-scale produce, livestock, or other diversified operations. From dreaming and creating a vision to developing a sound business and marketing plan, course participants will be well-equipped to take the next steps in starting their farm operation. 

Course work will include weekly presentations, and discussions and interactions with peers, instructors, and farmers in the region. The anticipated time commitment for this course is three to four hours per week (one 90-minute evening session per week, plus one highly encouraged weekly lunch hour discussion, and no more than one hour of pre-work before each weekly evening session). 

Instructors for this course are individuals from Nebraska Extension and Center for Rural Affairs. The course will be housed through Google Classroom. 

Access to a computer is highly recommended, however, we are able to make individual accommodations. 

Registration (required by Oct. 5): Click here to register. Registration is required.

Questions: Contact Erin Schoenberg at or 402.499.2781

Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension