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Farming course on Sept. 11

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

Penn State

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

The aim of course is to learn what it takes to start and manage a farm as an agricultural business, and to help navigate the process of starting a small farming operation.

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

Educators from Penn State Extension, guest speakers from local farms, the USDA, and agricultural banking and lending will lead the class on a journey to explore, organize and evaluate many of the steps necessary to launch a successful agricultural farming business.

The fee to attend includes course books, materials and light refreshments.

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

Questions may be directed to Christie Graver at 610-813-6613, email or Megan Chawner at 610-391-9840, email

Anyone with questions about the physical access provided, may call the Northampton County Extension office at 610-814-6614.