The course meets for 8 evening sessions filled with information and activities that will help you write your farm business plan. Scholarships: We are proud to offer scholarships to those in financial need.
The Farm Business Planning course is designed to help you create a written plan to start or expand your farm business. Once we have all required information from you, please allow 10 business days for us to get in touch with you regarding your scholarship acceptance and the discount that we can provide.
Building and strengthening relationships with suppliers will contribute to the long-term sustainability of your farming operation, so mention your suppliers in the business plan.
The Farm Business Planning course will be offered once in the fall and once in the winter. You will then need to pay through Event Brite here.
In this section, you'll learn about the elements of a farm business plan and how it can be used to guide the development and management of your farm business.
Strategic planning involves the development of long-term strategies to increase the profitability and competitiveness of your farm business.Personal goals may also focus on business activities such as producing safe and nutritious products for consumers, providing employment for the entire family, providing an opportunity for the next generation to farm, etc.Once your personal goals have been identified, they should be shared with others in the farm business so that inconsistencies among individuals can be identified.When purchasing tickets in Event Brite, you will purchase two tickets, one for the full registration amount and one for the discounted amount, labeled “Farm Business Planning Class-Business Partner Ticket”.In addition to the 50% discount, one business partner may still apply for a scholarship.Beware of these mistakes when drafting a business plan: All business plan writers assume that the business will succeed, so they often make unrealistic assumptions. Many prospective farmers fail to include information on competitors, either through lack of knowledge of them or because they are not aware of the significance of this competition.Study existing or similar businesses for acceptable standards. Show your awareness of the competition and discuss how you intend to do better.For any questions about the course, contact Kevin Cody at [email protected] call (978) 529-2362.A business plan is a living, dynamic document - not something that sits on your bookshelf once you've finished it!This can be translated into a detailed action plan showing your competitive advantages and how to address problems.Identify milestones with time-frames to help you achieve your objectives within the stipulated schedules.