CT NOFA has partnered with Holistic Management International for six years to implement the Beginning Women Farmer (BWF) Program. The program is geared towards beginning farmers - those with less than 10 years experience.
For the 2015/2016 season, we will be offering a similar Whole Farm Planning certificate course and it will be open to a limited number of farmers and their farm partners.
More information about the upcoming program can be found here>
To learn more about past sessions and Holistic Management International, click HERE.
The BWF program was funded through the USDA/NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.
From past graduates:
Alexis Wilcox, co-manager for Deep Hollow Farm in Chester, CT - "I think just having the BWF network at my back is the most positive thing because each participant is such a wonderful resource and "expert" at individual things. I wouldn't hesitate to contact any of them with questions. "
Jessica Kroeber - "All the individuals (peers and instructors/mentors) I have meet during this class have taught me something, and have helped me unearth my own self confidence in myself along with the weaknesses I struggle with. And it feels wonderful to have a small group of people who have a similar mindset or love for farming, the land, and good food. All of this has nurtured the flame and love I have for this life style I live."