Dear Farmers and Friends:
We have had an overwhelming response to our solidarity offer for free access to our online courses. We are so glad that many of you have been able to sign-up for some active learning before the season starts. Many shared our offer through their networks, which was terrific! Unfortunately, some key information was lost in the process.
These courses typically require six weeks to complete. Given that spring is just around the corner, we will end this free offer at noon this Friday, March 27, 2020.
A reminder of the details on how to enroll:
1.Between now and 12 p.m. EST on March 27, go to www.smallfarmcourses.com and choose up to two courses in which you would like to enroll.
2.Select a course and proceed to checkout.
3.On the checkout page, look for the "Add Coupon" link and enter COVID19 in that field.
4.Checkout for free. Limit your use of this coupon to two courses.
5.Get started on your course. While our instructor-led courses are wrapped up for the year, the recorded lectures and other content is there for your self-directed study.
Complete the course(s) before April 30, when you will lose access to the course materials.
Our suite of more than 20 online courses help farmers improve their technical and business skills. These courses cover a range of topics, from mushroom growing to financial planning, to anything in between that a farmer needs to succeed.
Are you just starting to farm? Check out our Plan Your Farm Hub for a set of online tutorials designed for those at the earliest stages of planning a farm business. This course is always available for free.
If you are interested in other opportunities to learn and connect, please sign up for our Small Farms Newsletter. We will also continue to post important information regarding farmer resilience in the face of COVID-19 on our website and via our social channels. Please do keep sharing your ideas and stories about building farm resilience using our farm resilience form.
Here is to active learning and connecting to get us through this crisis!
Do you have farm-related questions? Sometimes local questions are best answered by your neighborhood Cornell Cooperative Extension agent. Find your local contact.
Last updated March 25, 2020