Forward Farming: Business Planning

| June 24, 2014
July 16, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office
1600 Smith Road
Austin, TX 78721
$50 thru July 14 ($65 late and onsite)
Daphne Richards512854-9600E-mail

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

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.

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Register by phone: 979-845-2604


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