Tune Up your Small Farm's marketing, finances, and long-term planning at three sessions aimed at helping you thrive.
How can small farms thrive over the long haul? Food Works’ Farm Tune-Up workshop series for small farm entrepreneurs helps farmers answer this question as they tackle marketing, finances, and long-term planning. Food Works’ Farm Tune-up Series is designed to meet the needs of small farmers with more than 2 years of experience.
“Southern Illinois farmers growing berries, fruits, vegetables, herbs, bedding plants, poultry, beef, or pork are ready after a few years to update their business plans, expand, prune unprofitable activities, add enterprises, or involve other farm partners,” said Jennifer Paulson, Executive Director. “At these workshops, farmers will target their tune-up to their most pressing challenges, learn about tools to get the job done, and grow their network of mentors and allies to take their farm into its next decade.”
Participants will engage with experienced farmers who have grown sustainable farms. Hard-won lessons will be shared. Experts will weigh in on issues involving finance, insurance and legal obligations.
Day 3 - Feb. 24th - You've got a plan and the tools to manifest it, now you need to get a system that connects you to your customers.This day is all about relationships. The day begins with Possibilities in Cooperatives and Food Hubs with Sean Park, IL Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University. Then we will explore market expansion models with Liz DeRuntz from the Little Egypt Alliance of Farmers and look at aggregating local food for the St. Louis market with Preston Walker from Eathere STL- and that's just the start! You'll dig deep into increasing the effectiveness of your brand and marketing, and explore trends and tools for 2020 with Tom Harness of Harness Digital marketing. Bring your questions and your vision. Plan for a fantastic 2020.
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