Feeling like you want to brush up your farm-business skills? A few online educational opportunities are coming up from the Wallace Center’s National Good Food Network – check them out!
May 31, 2012 at 9 AM Eastern: The One Page Business Plan and One Page Financial Plan
No matter what type of farm or food enterprise you envision, a business plan will serve you well. In this webinar, we will introduce the One-Page Business Plan and the One-Page Financial Plan that goes with it. These tools are designed to get you started on formalizing your thoughts about your enterprise, and are the first step in clearly articulating your business to partners, employees, or lenders.
We’ll take you through the documents, including examples and hints, give you a sense of what your next steps will be after the One-Page documents, and then open the floor to your questions.
Join us for this morning webinar, and take your farm business to the next level.
June 21, 2012 at 3:30pm Eastern: Grass-Based Beef: The Business Case
The domestic production of pastured beef is far lower than the domestic demand. This webinar will make the business case for pasture raised beef, present a case study of a highly successful operation, and point you to resources for learning how to transition to farming and ranching techniques that are higher value, environmentally positive and increase animal welfare.
Panelists: Allen Williams, Livestock Management Consultants, LLC Greg Nowicki, Wisconsin Grass-Fed Beef Cooperative Moderator: Warren King, Wellspring, LTD
July 19, 2012 at 3:30pm Eastern: Grass-Based Dairy
Managed grazing can be a highly profitable business – with low inputs, and high margins, even adding more value to your land as your soil gets deeper. After an overview of the farming techniques, hear a case study of a very successful business, and learn about a new apprenticeship program, and how it works.
Panelists: Laura Paine, Grazing and Organic Agriculture Specialist, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Joe Tomandl, Dairy Farmer and Grass Works Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program Director