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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Beginning Farmer Session 1: Farming - The First Steps

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Where:  
    West Plains Civic Center
    110 St Louis St, West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    The Beginning Farmer series of workshops includes 5 sessions on a wide range of topics, targeting those starting out in farming. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance. The workshops are held in conjunction with the Bringing Back the American Small Farm conference.

    Session topic:

    The 4 Pā€™s ā€“ purpose, plan, product, people. Inventory your resources, the business plan, build skills through education and training, set up your business finance, your business access to land and capital, risk management, ag suitability site.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Amy Patillo, Ed.D., patilloa@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Greene County
    phone: 417-881-8909




    Beginning Farmer Session 2: Marketing is Key

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    Where:  
    West Plains Civic Center
    110 St Louis St, West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    The Beginning Farmer series of workshops includes 5 sessions on a wide range of topics, targeting those starting out in farming. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance. The workshops are held in conjunction with the Bringing Back the American Small Farm conference.

    Session topic:

    Direct marketing ā€“ farmers markets, on farm, PYO, CSA, internet. Wholesale marketing ā€“ schools, institutions, grocery stores, produce auction, restaurants, value added products.

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Amy Patillo, Ed.D., patilloa@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Greene County
    phone: 417-881-8909




    Beginning Farmer Session 3: Looking at the Opportunities

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Where:  
    West Plains Civic Center
    110 St Louis St, West Plains MO map...

    Description:

    The Beginning Farmer series of workshops includes 5 sessions on a wide range of topics, targeting those starting out in farming. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance. The workshops are held in conjunction with the Bringing Back the American Small Farm conference.

    Session topic:

    Produce (greenhouse and high tunnels) Meats, Value Added Products, Honey and Bee Products, Ornamental Plants

    Cost:

    $0.00

    Facilitator:

    Amy Patillo, Ed.D., patilloa@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Greene County
    phone: 417-881-8909




    2019 Grow Your Farm (Session 6 of 8)

    When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Where:  
    301 3rd Street, Hillsboro MO map...

    Description:

    Information on production techniques is relatively easy to find and use, but what many landowners need is help to develop the farm as a profitable business. With this in mind, Grow Your Farm is designed to assist you, the producer, in creating and planning your farm as a business.

    This course will help you:

    Identify and prioritize personal and family values and use them as the foundation for the farm mission statement and goals.
    Learn how to "walk the farm" to assess the land and its facilities.
    Learn to evaluate the feasibility of particular farm opportunities.
    Understand the components of a business plan and create one of your own.
    Understand financial aspects of a business plan and review popular tools to manage financial records.
    Consider different types of agricultural marketing and draft a marketing plan.
    Become familiar with a variety of legal issues that pertain to farming enterprises.
    Network with other farmers.

    Registration:

    Call 636-797-5391 to register.

    Cost:

    $35.00

    Facilitator:

    Debi Kelly, KellyD@missouri.edu
    MU Extension in Jefferson County
    phone: 636-797-5391