Holistic Farm Business Planner

This course is now underway and registration has closed.

This course is designed to refine your farm vision and provide sharper focus for your future farm operations, while making sure to include the various activities in your life that bring you joy. This course will teach participants how to create an individualized business plan, but WILL NOT teach growing skills.


Upon successful completion of the 35-hour course, participants will have created an individual, realistic, profitable, and fulfilling farm plan. Successful completion will also qualify participants for up to one hour per month of mentor support from December through March.

This course is best suit individuals or partners who:  

  • are considering starting up a small scale agricultural operation in the near future,

  • are looking to expand an existing ‘home-use’ garden or homestead into a revenue positive operation,

  • have completed the Hayes Farm Regenerative Farming Certificate program and are ready to take the next steps, or

  • are part of an existing family farm and looking to start up their own personal project on the farm


Sunday, September 13 - Thursday, November 26th, Times TBD

Two 1.75-hour online sessions per week: Sunday afternoons and Thursday eveningsSeptember 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 
October 1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 (no class over the Thanksgiving weekend)
November 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 22, 26 (break the week of Remembrance Day)

Participants can choose their investment on a sliding scale of $250-600.

** Couples or farming partners working on the same business plan can register for the price of 1.


Participants will create a holistic farm business plan specific to their future farm operation. This will require reliable access to a computer plus some basic introductory computer skills. Having a laptop or tablet will be required to participate in this online course (via Zoom video call).


Participants should also come prepared with an outline of their future farm operation. The greater the pre-planning, the more useful this course will be for the participant.

For some guidance and ALL the details about this course, please read this then register through the button to the left.

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