Congrats... to ajsmama
Shelly has just received word that she has been accepted into the Whole Farm Planning program for Beginning Women Farmers, sponsored by the CT chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
As some of you know Shelly and her husband built their home on the CT land that has been in her family for five generations. She grew up on this land and her husband grew up on a farm in Texas This land has lain fallow for a couple of decades. So clearing has been the first order of business. There ARE lots of wild berries which Shelly has harvested and canned.
This course offers instsruction in planning, analysis and marketing strategies and informal sharing of 'nuts and bolts' of actual farming techniques.
It is funded by USDA and many states have similar programs. This is the second of three years, so if anyone is interested, they should check around for availabily in their area for next year.