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Business Planning & Agriculture Production Training

Phase 2 Business Planning Course

Option 1

  • Applications for tuition waivers for Phase 2 will be accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Please note a $10 fee is associated with the application.
  • If accepted, tuition-waived participants are required to attend Basic Training (orientation) and Graduation in-person.
  • Cohorts begin each January and August.
    • Applications for cohorts beginning in August are due the second Monday in July (July 11 for Fall 2022 cohort).
    • Applications for cohorts beginning in January are due the first Monday in December (December 5th 2022 for Spring 2023 cohort).


Option 2

  • Pay the tuition, skip the application process and bypass the in-person basic Training and Graduation requirements.
    • Tuition for Cohort 12 is due August 19, 2022.


Phase 3 Agriculture Production Course

Option 1 

  • Complete all Phase 2 requirements by the established deadlines, submit a complete business plan by Week 16, and actively participate in all program activities (team project, Individual Education Planning, Webinars, etc.) to waive the $900 tuition for the Phase 3 course.

Option 2

  • Successfully complete the Phase 2 Business Planning course and pay the $900 tuition to Phase 3.

Phase 4 Mentor Training Program

  • Graduate from Phase 2 & Phase 3 and apply for the MTP program

 BGBG Cohort 12 Applicant Webinar

  • For those interested in applying for Cohort 12 of the BattleGround to Breaking Ground Program register for this webinar.

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