$50 for 3 days or $20/day
Prices are per farm not per person.
Tune Up your Small Farm's marketing, finances, and long-term planning at three sessions aimed at helping you thrive.
How can small farms thrive over the long haul? Food Works’ Farm Tune-Up workshop series for small farm entrepreneurs helps farmers answer this question as they tackle marketing, finances, and long-term planning. Food Works’ Farm Tune-up Series is designed to meet the needs of small farmers with more than 2 years of experience.
“Southern Illinois farmers growing berries, fruits, vegetables, herbs, bedding plants, poultry, beef, or pork are ready after a few years to update their business plans, expand, prune unprofitable activities, add enterprises, or involve other farm partners,” said Jennifer Paulson, Executive Director. “At these workshops, farmers will target their tune-up to their most pressing challenges, learn about tools to get the job done, and grow their network of mentors and allies to take their farm into its next decade.”
Participants will engage with experienced farmers who have grown sustainable farms. Hard-won lessons will be shared. Experts will weigh in on issues involving finance, insurance and legal obligations.
February 3: Join Cree Bradley, an experienced farmer and farm trainer favorite from Minnesota, who is returning to Southern Illinois to lead this session on holistic farm planning.
February 10th: Explore how farms are meeting the challenges of supporting multiple generations for long-term sustainability along with getting serious about finances, insurance, and legal concerns.
February 24th: Explore three models for farmer cooperation to expand markets and scale up, and then delve into the latest trends in marketing for your small farm.
You will receive details on the building and room specifics after you register and we will contact you to confirm your dietary preferences or food allergies.
A limited number of stipends are available to offset childcare costs for parents of young children. Email us at email@example.com to inquire.