Workshop assists aspiring farmers with new business ideas
'Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?'
provides information and resources for a new generation
of entrepreneurial farmers
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[July 13, 2012]
-- As the demand for local, sustainably grown food continues
to rise, farmers and aspiring farmers are working to meet the demand
through the creation of small-scale entrepreneurial farm businesses.
To facilitate these new farm businesses and address the needs of a
new generation of aspiring entrepreneurial farmers, the University
of Illinois Extension will host the workshop "Is Entrepreneurial
Farming for You?" on July 26.
The workshop will be at the University of Illinois Extension
office at 700 S. Airport Drive in Springfield and will run from
5:30 to 9 p.m.
"The 3.5-hour workshop is designed to help
people who think they might want to get their feet wet in
sustainable farming learn what it takes to start and manage a
farm-based business, and decide whether this is the path they
are ready to take," said Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, local food
systems and small farms educator.
"Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?" covers resource
assessment, goal-setting, financial planning and marketing
options. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet
people experienced in sustainable farming as well as other
prospective farmers. They will also learn about different
successful farm enterprises and have a chance to ask questions
about the genesis and development of farm businesses.
Registration for the workshop is $20 and includes a light
supper. Payment can be processed online at
/?RegistrationID=6818 or by contacting University of
Illinois Extension at 217-782-4617.
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University of Illinois Extension is a statewide educational
network that links the resources and research of the University
of Illinois to the people of Illinois. The programs and
workshops, which take place throughout the state, address issues
involving youth, families, community development, agriculture
and natural resources. For more information, visit
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/state/. If reasonable
accommodations are needed in order to participate in any of the
programs, call 217-782-4617.
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