Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Rural Action 
9030 Hocking Hills Dr.
The Plains, OH 45780

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Joe Barbaree 
Rural Action 

Farm Business Planning Workshop 

Hey, Beginning Farmers!

Let us help you create your business plan. At this workshop you will have the opportunity to meet and network with people already working in agriculture and business planning. This workshop will provide you with necessary information to create a business plan to best set up your new on-farm revenue streams. During each session, participants will learn the basics of business planning, crop budgeting, and seasonal planning from regional experts - and then break out into small groups with farm and business mentors to work on their own plan.

Featured Farm and Business Mentors:

Paul Harper | Woodland Ridge Farm

Abbe Turner | Lucky Penny Farm

Dan Kneier | Hocking College Farm Manager

Paul Patton | Rural Action, Social Enterprise Director

Tom Redfern | Rural Action, Sustainable Agriculture Director

Faith Knutsen | Ohio University, Voinovich School, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Director

John Glazer | Ohio University, Voinovich School, Strategic Development Senior Executive

Workshop Agenda:

10:00 am - Building Your Farm Business Model

11:00 am - Developing Your Business Plan

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Crop Budgeting

2:00 pm - Crop Mapping/Season Planning

3:00 pm - Peer Mentoring