Forest Incomes for the Small Farm

This course is designed as a broad overview of forest-related farming curriculum where students will delve in to the details of generating a secondary income from their non-arable farmlands. Topics will include Woodland Agritainment, Maple Syrup and Christmas Tree Production, as well as wild edibles (fungi, fiddleheads, ginseng, game etc.). Importantly the course will focus on the financial risks, rewards, and investments necessary to provide financial sustainability to a small farming business. This course will involve a significant final project where students will develop a business model/proposal suitable for presentation to a financier. Part of the Online Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming and the Sustainable Food and Farming Associate's Degree.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Plant
Soil & Insect Science
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Number: 
STOCKSCH 290S
Semester: 
Spring 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Monday, January 30, 2017
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