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Beginning Farmer & Rancher Classes

  • Florence Library & Community Center 778 N Main St Florence, AZ 85132 (map)

Have you ever wanted to make a living by farming or ranching? Attend this class series to learn how to start. Classes have special appeal to veterans, female farmers and anyone interested.

Curriculum will include:

  • Central Arizona soil history and properties

  • The value and care of pollinators

  • Local, state, county, and district resources; website tools

  • Planning your Farm Operation: costs and checklists

  • Crops & Produce to Consider for Arizona Deserts

  • Marketing Your Produce “Farm to Fork” to Chefs

  • Niche Marketing from CSAs, Farmers Markets and produce stands

  • New GHP/GAP standards in 2020


$40 total for 4 Class Series - Attendance at ranching classes outside of Florence allowed with Registration. Four scholarships are available. Please ask.

Class Dates & Times

Sept 3, 2019, Nov 5, 2019, Jan 7, 2020, and March 3, 2020. All classes are 9am to 12pm


Future Forward Foundation

Lina K. Austin

PO Box 333 Florence, AZ 85132


Later Event: September 3
Heritage Grain Forum