Learn Strategies to Make Your Farm Feel More Manageable
Interested in creating more time for off-farm interests and to prioritize your well-being? In this course, farmer Allyson Angelini will draw from Holistic Management and other time-tested tools she has used successfully throughout her 10+ years of farming to help you get organized, set priorities, and make invaluable strides towards elevating mental health for the upcoming farm season. When your farm is organized, it runs more efficiently and that reduces your risk of burnout. Build a plan that moves you towards your future goals while establishing a manageable farm operation now.
Beginning to Intermediate: No prerequisite knowledge is required, and newer farmers are welcome. However, farmers with one or more years of experience, who are able to conduct an annual review of their farm and work through tangible assignments to improve current farm systems, will benefit most from this course.
Upon completion of this course, you will know how to:
- Conduct a year end analysis
- Identify areas in your farm and home life that you want to prioritize
- Set achievable goals and take steps toward incremental progress
- Build a farm calendar that supports your priorities
- Set up systems for clear communication
- Work more efficiently
- Install monitoring systems to reduce stress
- Make more time for things that matter most to you
The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in Teachable, our virtual classroom. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the online interface of the course to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.
In 2024, this course will be offered live for 6-weeks on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30PM (Eastern) from February 27 – April 2. While we encourage live attendance, so you have the opportunity to engage with presenters and ask questions, all webinars are recorded and posted in the online classroom to watch anytime. Once enrolled in this course, you will retain access to all materials indefinitely, and can return to participate in the live webinars in future offerings of the course if you wish. Join us!
Allyson has a degree in Sustainable Agriculture from UMass Amherst and has worked on dozens of farms in New England and Italy. She owns and operates Full Heart Farm, which she purchased in 2012 at the age of 24. She serves as a mentor for Holistic Management International and is a member of the National Young Farmers Coalition. Allyson was named one of CT Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2015, as well as eWomen Network’s Emerging Leader of the Year for 2015. In BF 203, Allyson shares the details of how she plans and manages her farm’s finances using Holistic Financial Planning.