Salisbury Press

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Farming course

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Penn State

Have you ever thought of starting your own small farm or agricultural business?

Maybe you’ve envisioned taking a second career or hobby-farming venture to the next level?

“Exploring the Small Farm Dream,” a three-evening course series is scheduled 6-9 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at Gracedale Nursing Home (Tower One Conference Room and Victorian Gardens Room), 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.

The aim of Exploring the Small Farm Dream short course is to help you learn what it takes to start and manage the farm you envision as more than a dream, as an agricultural business and help you navigate the process of starting a small farming operation.

This course is geared for the exploratory discovery-based learner.

In this course, educators at Penn State Extension along with guest speakers from local farms, United States Department of Agriculture and agricultural banking and lending will lead you on a journey to explore, organize and evaluate many of the exciting and unique steps necessary to launch a successful agricultural farming business.

The cost includes course books, materials, and light refreshments.

To register go to or call 1-877-345-0691.

Questions regarding the “Exploring the Small Farm Dream” course can be directed to Christie Graver at 610-813-6613, email or Megan Chawner at 610-391-9840, email

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, call the Northampton County Extension office at 610-814-6614.