Forward Farming Series

| June 24, 2014

Two great educational opportunities in the Forward Farming Series – Business Planning and Sales & Marketing

FORWARD FARMING: BUSINESS PLANNING
July 16, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 4 pm
Travis County East Service Center
6011 Blue Bluff Road
Registration: $50 thru July 14 ($65 late and onsite)

Business Planning for Your Small-Scale Farming Operation
Planning and management are very important when beginning any operation. We’ll cover both topics in this interactive program. You’ll have a chance to discuss your own opportunities and ideas.
Dr. Danny Klinefelter, Professor and Extension Economist, Director of the Executive Program for Agricultural Producers

USDA’s Microloans Program
The USDA Microloan program is designed with small producers in mind. A simplified loan application process and modified eligibility requirements are well-suited to beginning farmers, ranchers, and CSA operators. Learn all about this exciting new program.
Terri Trevino, Farm Loan Manager, USDA’s Farm Service Agency

Financing Panel
This is your opportunity to ask the experts about different financing options – some traditional, some a little more “out of the box”. Bring your questions about agricultural financing through USDA loans, traditional bank loans, grant funding, crowd-funding, and community partnerships.
Mark Rutledge, Capital Farm Credit

Also:
Ag Valuations
TDA Guidelines for Becoming a Certified Organic Operation

A box lunch will be provided. Please list any dietary restrictions you may have or if you prefer a vegetarian meal.

Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/traviscounty
Register by phone: 979-845-2604

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600, drichards@ag.tamu.edu

FORWARD FARMING: SALES & MARKETING
July 23, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 4 pm
Travis County East Service Center
6011 Blue Bluff Road
Registration: $50 thru July 20 ($65 late and onsite)


MarketReady
The MarketReady Training program prepares producers to develop supplier relationships with restaurants, grocery, wholesale and foodservice buyers. This curriculum is based around specific best business practices (in communications, packaging, labeling, delivery, invoicing, etc.) identified by current buyers – not to miss!
Marco Palma, PhD, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist

Exploring Texas MarketMaker
Explore this virtual market place between Texas producers and buyers, and learn how to create a profile for your farm.
Marco Palma, PhD, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist

Also:
Pati Jacobs Bastrop Cattle Co.

A box lunch will be provided. Please list any dietary restrictions you may have or if you prefer a vegetarian meal.

Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/traviscounty
Register by phone: 979-845-2604

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600, drichards@ag.tamu.edu

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