Farmer: We Feed The World

Our farm management courses are designed to educate farm owners and those about to go into farming, enabling them to meet their goals.

Starting A Farm From Scratch

Sivway Farming provides this 5-week instructor-led course to people with 0 to 2 years of farming experience.

Advanced Farm Management

This course covers relevant and important topics related to managing a farm, agribusiness, or working within the agricultural industry in today’s changing environment.

Do You Want to Start a Farm?

Learn About Farming

You can't go wrong starting with this step. If you're new to farming, learn everything you can about it within the time you have.

Design and Plan Your Farm

An important part of starting your farm business is defining what it will be. Do you want to have a micro-scale vegetable farm? Do you plan to grow acres of hay for other farmers? Maybe you want to have a diversified farm - a small-scale operation that grows a variety of animals and crops.

Get Started

Take a look at how you can get your business off the ground with some starter ideas, such as starting a chicken broiler business, egg business, alternative crop, or pick-your-own farm.

How Should You Approach Farm Marketing?

Farmers' Markets

Within a 50-mile or so radius of your farm, you may find about half a dozen farmers' markets. Most often, the markets are staggered through the week, so that farmers can sell at multiple markets.

CSA Shares

CSA shares (community-supported agriculture) are a great way to sell directly from the farm to the customer in a more structured way than a farm stand.

The Internet

You can use the Internet to your advantage to market your small farm. Savvy consumers who want to find local, fresh produce and other farm goods are seeking those items online.

Types of Farms to Consider

Dairy farm

This type of farm focuses on raising animals for milk. The milk can then be used to make other dairy products like yogurt and cheese. Most large dairy farms raise dairy cows, but some artisanal dairy farms may raise sheep or goats.

Poultry farm

Most poultry farms raise chickens and turkeys for meat consumption, but some raise chicken for eggs.

Subsistence farm

This is a type of farm that produces only enough food to feed the family with little or no surplus.

About us

Paul Bishop Founder of Sivway Farming Courses
We believe in learner development which takes place through practical, hands-on education. This is why, among other things, the curriculum of our courses includes individual conferences with farmers as well as various practical classes.

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