Food and Farm Business Development Webinar Series
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The Business of Agriculture Series
Mondays, October 1 – November 19 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Central Carolina Community College | Pittsboro Campus, Building 42, Room 108
This eight week series will enable experienced food and farming entrepreneurs to gain the skills needed to craft a new business plan to diversify, expand or better manage their existing operation. Students will gain greater understanding of finance, marketing and management tools needed to successfully operate their business. Registration for the full eight week session is recommended for the most comprehensive business plan. Each session builds on the content from the previous session. Instructors will feature local case studies and guest speakers.
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The course is free but pre-registration is required. Register online at go.ncsu.edu/business-of-ag
The Business of Organic Farming Series
Presented by Pitt Community College Small Business Center, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), and NC Cooperative Extension
Five free, in-depth training sessions on what it means for a farm to be organically certified, how to obtain and maintain organic certification, the business planning of organic farm operations, as well as record-keeping and organic product pricing and marketing. Students who complete all five sessions will have access to an on-farm consultation with CEFS Farming Systems Specialist, Melissa Bell.
The following classes are stand-alone trainings, but you are highly encouraged to attend all five:
Wednesday October 10, 6:00 -9:00 pm | Introduction to Organic Certification
Wednesday October 17, 6:00 -9:00 pm | Record Keeping for Certified Organic Operations
Wednesday October 24, 6:00 -9:00 pm | Pricing Your Product
Wednesday October 31, 6:00 -9:00 pm | “Outside of the Box” Marketing
Wednesday November 7, 6:00 -9:00 pm | Promoting Organic with Social Media Apps
This training is tailored for farmers with existing farm operations who have an interest in becoming organically certified, but is open to anyone interested in the subject.
For more information or to register, visit www.pittcc.edu and search ”organic farming,” or contact Gail Nichols at (252)-493-7625 or email@example.com
For information about the LFE initiative please contact Laura Lauffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-444-1478.