We can help you get started on the right foot.
Not everyone gets to grow up on a farm and spend their childhood running through fields and playing with baby animals. Some of us would like to make that our future though! This course is designed to get you started on the path to running a successful farm. Whether it is a small farm in dollar amount or a small farm in acreage, it is good to start small and grow.
Why do we recommend starting small? It is easy in farming to jump in head first, buy large plots of land, giant farm tractors and equipment, invest in hundreds of animals, but the risk of starting so big can be big failure. When you start small you can reduce your financial risk and really set yourself up for success. In this course, you will learn a about the basics of setting up your farm, and as a part of the course you will get to spend time with our consulting team. Some of them are actively running small, medium, and large farm operations and some have been in the sales and marketing industry for a lifetime. We pull all these resources together to bring you the best of the best in what is possible for you as a farmer.
Dr. Bruce has been working with agricultural products since childhood on her Grandfather's farm. After graduating from Westminster College, Dr. Bruce began working in the world of marketing and worked with several multi-million dollar companies. In 2011 Dr. Bruce was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and had to learn to relive all over again. The diagnosis taught her to better interact with others who are disabled and to look for additional services and products to make life easier. Her specialty is agricultural marketing and working with individuals who are disabled. You may have seen her articles in ACRES USA Magazine, or seen/heard her on local Maine news and radio stations.