Attention Local Farmers! Take our “Farm Finances” course for FREE!

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020

Farm Finances: Bookkeeping, Budgeting and Financial Planning for MV Farmers starts Oct 29!

When: Thursdays, Oct 29-Nov 19, 4-6pm
Where: ONLINE via Zoom*
How Much: FREE (must meet requirements as a farmer and business must operate on Martha’s Vineyard)
Instructor: Julia Shanks, author of “The Farmer’s Office: Tools, Tips and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business”

*For those who do not have the appropriate tech for an online Zoom class at home, the Ag Society is offering a space for students to participate (adequate social distancing will be enforced).

You have questions about your business: can I afford new equipment? Is this market profitable? Which crops earn the most profits for me? What will it take to support myself full-time farming? In other words, how can you work smarter, and not harder, to achieve your goals?

In this 4-week online course, we will dig deep into farm finances so you know how to get the answers you need.

Thanks to funding from the Dukes Conservation District we’re able to offer this for FREE to Vineyard farmers.

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Interested in a career as an offshore wind power technician?

Offshore Wind Virtual Open House & Info Session
Thursday, December 3 at 6PM

The offshore wind industry is expanding along the US Eastern seaboard — it is estimated that will directly create thousands of jobs for the south coast through development, construction and operations over the next 25-30 years. This training program and certificate is offered to year-round Martha’s Vineyard residents interested in a career in applied wind technology, “green energy,” renewable energy and engineering. Invest in your future today!

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Our Fall Catalog is ONLINE

ACE MV is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization that depends on your support. Please see our supporter page and donation page for more information.

Here’s a sampling of our upcoming classes:

Practical Brazilian Portuguese for Your Workplace & Our Community, an 8-week online course, begins Monday, Sep 21 at 6pm.

Intro to Business: How to Start, Run and Sustain a Successful Small Business on Martha’s Vineyard
Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, Oct 15-Nov 12, Online

Principles of Ecology and English Composition, undergrad credit courses offered in partnership with Bristol Community College. These courses are required for our Offshore Wind Technician cohort, but applications are available to anyone interested in enrolling. Sep 8-Dec 22, online.

Intro to Non-Profit Management
Mondays, 5-6pm, Nov 23-Dec 14, Online

Coming in November:

1-Day University

An online awareness event and fundraiser

Topics include:
Civil Rights Movement: Then, Now, Next
The Working Cities Challenge: Changing Systems
Indigenous Culture: Wampanoag Priorities
Working With—And For—Immigrants
Want To Be An Activist? Grassroots Leadership
Issues of Race, Diversity & Oppression
The Black Lives Matter Movement

Lectures from 10am-5:45pm, Nov 18, ONLINE
Speaker list is still growing and will be announced shortly!

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