Farm Business Planning

If you are ready to start or expand your farm business, the Farm Business Planning Course is for you.

New Entry will offer the Winter 2020 Farmer Business Planning Course fully online. Course begins January 12, 2020.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Create a mission and vision for your business
  • Develop a budget and a plan to fund your business
  • Create a marketing plan for your business
  • Set goals and create a timeline for your farm business to grow
  • Weave those elements together into a cohesive business plan

Course Details:

The Winter 2020 Farm Business Planning course will be offered fully online. The course meets online on Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm for 8 consecutive weeks beginning on January 12th and ending on March 2nd.  Each evening session is filled with information and activities that will help you write your farm business plan. The Farm Business Planning course is designed to help you create a written plan to start or expand your farm business. If you are interested in growing on our incubator farm, you must have a business plan. 

If you are new to farming, it is recommended that you first take our Explore Farming workshop before registering for this class so that you can best assess what resources you currently have and what resources you willneed to start farming before creating a written business plan. 


Dates for the Winter: January 12th to March 2nd

​Time: 6-9pm

Location: Online 

Cost: $400, need-based scholarships are available

Instructors: Kevin Cody, Ben Zoba, and Brendan Murtha


How to Register:

Registration is full for this season's offering of the course, but stay tuned about our Crop Production Workshop series starting late Spring.

And if you'd like to get on the list for the next Farm Business Planning Couse (Fall 2021) feel free to fill out the Registration Form here.  



Scholarships: We are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to those in financial need. Once we have all required information from you, please allow 10 business days for us to get in touch with you regarding your scholarship acceptance and the discount that we can provide. You will then be asked to register for the class using a discount code that we will provide for you.

Two business partner option: If you would like to bring a business partner to the class, the second person will only have to pay 50% of the registration fee. Please fill out one “Registration Form” for each partner. When purchasing tickets in Tufts E-Commerce System, you will purchase two tickets, one for the full registration amount and one for the discounted amount, labeled “Farm Business Planning Class-Business Partner Ticket”. In addition to the 50% discount, one business partner may still apply for a scholarship.

For any questions about the course, contact Kevin Cody at or call (978) 529-2362.