Learn the Skills to Pay the Bills: Hawthorne Valley Farm Offers 8-Session Course!

Attention all aspiring young farmers!   Beginning Saturday October 13th Hawthorne Valley Farm (Harlemville, NY) will be offering an eight-session course. The class will provide in-depth guidance and education on the financial in’s and out’s of running a farm enterprise. And it’s only $50 to enroll!   The class will take place bi-monthly from October 2012 through January 2013. During the sessions enrolled students will meet with regional... Read More

Inside Farm Beginnings, Part 1.

As a young person with a budding interest in farming, but little in the way of knowledge or experience, where does one turn? I first dabbled in farming while I was still in college, taking plant, animal, and soil science classes at the Ag school. Exploring farming through academics was valuable for me, but served only as an introduction. After graduating I sought an education beyond the textbook in the form of a farm apprenticeship. Two years later,... Read More