BROOME CO., N.Y. — During this five part series participants will work through the various sections of a business plan for their agricultural venture. This is applicable whether you are considering a food-based business, growing fruits or vegetables, raising livestock or starting an agri-tourism based operation. Using a set of templates created by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture as well as the NYS Small Business Development Center, sample worksheets lend a practical perspective and illustrate how real farm families set goals, researched processing alternatives, determined potential markets, and evaluated financing options. Blank worksheets will help participants to develop a detailed, lender-ready business plan or map out strategies to take advantage of new opportunities.
This series is set up so that farms can work on the worksheets between sessions and come back to discuss, get input from peers and professionals in the community and refine their plan to use when approaching lenders.
The cost to attend this workshop is $75/farm or family (this includes two registrations). This includes a workbook to walk through the five sections of a business plan, as well as dinner and other handouts provided at each meeting. Pre-registration is required.
Develop a Farm Business Plan
March 7th-April 4th
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
Visit https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/developafarmbusinessplan_203 to register.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
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