If you've ever dreamed of becoming a farmer or rancher in Sonoma County, you may want to take a new class being offered by Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). The school is partnering with the Sonoma County University of California Cooperative Extension to offer a training program in agriculture and business.
The AGROpreneurship program's goal is to develop a new generation of farmers and ranchers and increase access to fresh local food. It began in 2012.
Classes are held three times a month for six months at SRJC’s Shone Farm.
Participants receive instruction from SRJC’s Ag instructors, as well as business training by an experienced farmer/mentor and instructor. They also meet with Small Business Development Center counselors to develop their own comprehensive business plans and work alongside “master” farmers and ranchers.
Applications are due no later than April 15. The program costs $650, although scholarships are available. For more information and a program application, check out ucanr.org/sites/BFRSOCO or contact coordinator Linda Peterson at 707-565-2648 or email@example.com