Please Share: Groundswell's Developing Your Farm/Food Business Course
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Developing your Farm or Food Business
Tuesdays, January 24th, 31st, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 6:00-9:00 PM
Just BeCause Center, Ithaca, NY 14850
This 5-session course is designed for people in the early stages of
developing a farm or
food business. Whether you are just launching your business or have been
operating for a few years and want to become more strategic, this course
covers a variety of topics to help you assess and enhance the financial
viability and social impacts of your business idea.
This course covers:
- The local farm and food sector including unmet needs,opportunities and
- Equity issues and justice in the food system including examples of
realistic ways to approach these within the scope of your business model.
- Experience from farm and food entrepreneurs about business startup and
- Tools for business assessment, strategic planning, understanding
liabilities and legalities.
- Setting business goals and taking stock of resources and progress to
- Accounting and financial planning concepts and tools
- Develop a marketing plan and marketing channels.
Instructors: Leslie Ackerman, independent Business Consultant formerly with
the CFCU Business Cents program; Matt LeRoux, Cooperative Extension
Agriculture Marketing Specialist; Monika Roth, Cooperative Extension
Agriculture Program Leader; Kate Cardona, Groundswell Center Outreach and
Program Coordinator; regional farm and food business entrepreneurs, other
visiting experts The course will be facilitated by Mary Kate Wheeler,
Groundswell Center Board Member.
Location: All classes will be held at the Just BeCause Center located
at 1013 West State St. in Ithaca starting at 6 PM until 9 PM.
Fee: $150. Tuition assistance available;
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JUST ANNOUNCED! Developing Your Farm Business
Tuesdays, Starting JANUARY 24. Stay tuned for upcoming 2017 Course
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