This event is part of an eight week series of courses, which cover the major aspects of planning, starting and growing a successful farm or ranch. This series includes a well-designed curriculum developed by the University of Missouri Extension and is augmented by actual farmer presentations and off-site farm tours. The cost is $135 per farm. Additional employees of the farm may attend for $25 each. Special rates and scholarships may be offered to eligible veterans or other socially disadvantaged groups. Funding was provided by the Office or Advocacy and Outreach at the US Department of Agriculture.