Register for this class here

June 21, 5 pm – Marketing Plan
Instructor John Hendrickson from UW-CIAS (Center for Integrated Agricultural Studies)
This class covers marketing from what will be sold, strategies for pricing, and how items will be sold and distributed to the end user. We’ll brainstorm distribution channels and how to ensure your products are a “value” to your customers. Register for this class here

July 5, 5 pm – Financial Planning
Instructor Paul Dietmann from Badgerland Financial
No one is excited about financial planning but it could be one of the most important aspects of a sustainable farm. This session covers financial information including how to read and understand financial reports and what the difference is between Profit & Loss, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow. We’ll also cover realistic budgets, startup costs and funding options available. Register for this class here

July 19, 5 pm – Legal and Risk Management
Instructors Margaret Krome, Michael Fields’ Policy Director & Rachel Armstrong from Farm Commons
This session will be structured a bit differently. We will give participates links to several on-line webinars covering a range of legal issues and so that basic questions are answered prior to the actual workshop. During the workshop we’ll have time to ask personal and customized follow up questions. Then Margaret Krome will discuss some new programs to help multi-crop farmers manage risks through crop insurance programs. Register for this class here

August 2, 5 pm – Putting it all together
Instructors Amber Miller and Heather Lux from WWBIC
This class will be a chance to ask questions as to how to put all this information together to create a business plan worthy of funding. WWBIC personnel are trained to help small and new business owners navigate the seas of the start-up world and will can work with you to create the best business plan for your farm or small business. Remember: No one plans to fail, they fail to plan. Register for this class here

 

REGISTER FOR THE WHOLE SERIES HERE

 

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Whole Farm Business Classes

Individual classes or the series of 5, Summer 2016

Classes 2—2.5 hours: $15 per class, $55 for the series of 5

June 7, 5 pm – Business Concept Development
Instructors Amber Miller and Heather Lux from Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
Class will consist of the importance of goal setting and planning growth for 1yr, 5yrs, 10yrs. Also discussed will be how to find your niche and your target market, what the current industry trends are and how to use that to your advantage as well as SWOT(Strength, Weakness, Opportunity & Threat) analysis. You will come away having a better understanding of how you fit into the current markets and areas where you can shine.  Register for this class here

June 21, 5 pm – Marketing Plan
Instructor John Hendrickson from UW-CIAS (Center for Integrated Agricultural Studies)
This class covers marketing from what will be sold, strategies for pricing, and how items will be sold and distributed to the end user. We’ll brainstorm distribution channels and how to ensure your products are a “value” to your customers. Register for this class here

July 5, 5 pm – Financial Planning
Instructor Paul Dietmann from Badgerland Financial
No one is excited about financial planning but it could be one of the most important aspects of a sustainable farm. This session covers financial information including how to read and understand financial reports and what the difference is between Profit & Loss, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow. We’ll also cover realistic budgets, startup costs and funding options available. Register for this class here

July 19, 5 pm – Legal and Risk Management
Instructors Margaret Krome, Michael Fields’ Policy Director & Rachel Armstrong from Farm Commons
This session will be structured a bit differently. We will give participates links to several on-line webinars covering a range of legal issues and so that basic questions are answered prior to the actual workshop. During the workshop we’ll have time to ask personal and customized follow up questions. Then Margaret Krome will discuss some new programs to help multi-crop farmers manage risks through crop insurance programs. Register for this class here

August 2, 5 pm – Putting it all together
Instructors Amber Miller and Heather Lux from WWBIC
This class will be a chance to ask questions as to how to put all this information together to create a business plan worthy of funding. WWBIC personnel are trained to help small and new business owners navigate the seas of the start-up world and will can work with you to create the best business plan for your farm or small business. Remember: No one plans to fail, they fail to plan. Register for this class here

 

REGISTER FOR THE WHOLE SERIES HERE