This one is over but I will be presenting this class again in the spring.
Sunday, Sept. 28, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm I will be teaching a class for those that want to farm and want to make money at it. This class will address the planning of a farm business, including setting your goals, writing a business plan, pricing, bookkeeping, merchandising, promotion, funding sources, and resources available from government and private organizations.
Farmers plan to fight the weather and the insects, but it is usually the business side of the operation that causes the most problems. Many do not really know if they are making progress because they have not set solid goals or have not kept competent records. With realistic planning, good records, niche marketing and special products it is possible to make a living farming. Whether you grow an unusual product or a better product, opportunities in the food production business exist. The key is understanding the three legged stool of business– production, marketing and finance. It will always be hard work, but with planning, it can be financially rewarding. Class is from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and costs $45.00. You can register by email and pay at the event.