Upcoming Classes

Thursday Oct 22, 2020

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THIS FRIDAY (That’s tomorrow!):

Local Politics and Grassroots Activism on MV, a webinar with Dukes County Commissioner Keith Chatinover, has been pushed 2 weeks to Friday, October 23, from 6-7:30pm. $35.


Island Geology: The Geological Landscape of Martha’s Vineyard, a 4-week online course, begins October 27. Travel through time with geologist Giorgio Caramanna to better understand the natural history of our unique island. $69.

Personal Financial Planning, a 4-week online course, begins October 28. Don’t miss this primer on budgeting, saving and investing — plus, get answers to your questions and solutions to your current challenges. $69.

Farm Finances: Bookkeeping, Budgeting and Financial Planning for MV Farmers, a 4-week online course, begins October 29. It’s free! All you have to do is apply here, and once you qualify, you will be sent the Zoom link.

Did you know that most of our virtual classes are recorded, so even if you miss a class, you can see everything you missed? This also means that in some cases, you can sign up AFTER the first week of class! The perks of virtual classrooms!

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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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