Farm Business Planning

If you are ready to start or expand your farm business, the Farm Business Planning Course is for you.

Registration for the 2020 winter session is closed.  New Entry will offer it's next Farmer Business Planning Course starting in October of 2020.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Create a mission and vision for your business
  • Develop a budget and a plan to fund your business
  • Create a marketing plan for your business
  • Set goals and create a timeline for your farm business to grow
  • Weave those elements together into a cohesive business plan

Course Details:

The Farm Business Planning course will begin January 14th. The course meets for 8 Tuesday-evening sessions filled with information and activities that will help you write your farm business plan (3 of the 8 classes will be held online). The Farm Business Planning course is designed to help you create a written plan to start or expand your farm business. If you are interested in growing on our incubator farm, you must have a business plan. 

If you are new to farming, it is recommended that you first take our Explore Farming workshop before registering for this class so that you can best assess what resources you currently have and what resources you will need to start farming before creating a written business plan. 


Registration for the 2020 Winter Session is currently closed. The next class will be offered in the fall running from mid-October to mid-December.


​Time: Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm (3 of the 8 classes will be held online)

​Location: New Entry Farmer Training Center, 733 Cabot Street, Moraine Farm, Beverly, Mass.  

Cost: $400, need-based scholarships are available

Instructors: Kevin Cody, Ben Zoba, and Brendan Murtha


How to Register:

Start by filling out the registration from on Form Assembly here.  This form also includes the optional scholarship application.  You will then need to pay through the Tufts E-Commerce Touchnet System here.

Scholarships: We are able to offer a limited number of scholarships to those in financial need. Once we have all required information from you, please allow 10 business days for us to get in touch with you regarding your scholarship acceptance and the discount that we can provide. You will then be asked to register for the class using a discount code that we will provide for you.

Two business partner option: If you would like to bring a business partner to the class, the second person will only have to pay 50% of the registration fee. Please fill out one “Registration Form” for each partner. When purchasing tickets in Tufts E-Commerce System, you will purchase two tickets, one for the full registration amount and one for the discounted amount, labeled “Farm Business Planning Class-Business Partner Ticket”. In addition to the 50% discount, one business partner may still apply for a scholarship.

For any questions about the course, contact Kevin Cody at or call (978) 529-2362.