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Holistic Farm Business Planner

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 40-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.

For the full course outline click here 

* This course is included as part of the Regenerative Farming Full Internship (RFFI) program

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 Summer Internship 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

  • participants can expect about 2 to 3 hours of homework per week



40 hours over 10 weeks

Two 2-hour online sessions each week; Sundays from 1-3pm; Tuesday & Thursdays from 6-8pm

November dates: 22, 24, 27, 29 (break for Remembrance Day)

December dates: 1, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 (break for Christmas)

Jan dates: 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 24, 26, 29, 31

Feb date: 2

Participants can choose their investment on a sliding scale of $350-620.

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

*The fee is included as part of the RFFI program fee


Participants will create a holistic farm business plan specific to their future farm operation. This will require reliable access to a computer and internet plus some basic 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.

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