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.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Animal Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Environmental Studies
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Science
Regional Planning
Number: 
STOCKSCH 290S
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018