Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2012
As the demand for local,
sustainable grown food continues to rise, farmers are working to meet the
demand through the creation of small-scale entrepreneurial farm
businesses. To facilitate these new farm
businesses and address the needs of a new generation of aspiring
entrepreneurial farmers, the University of Illinois Extension will host "Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?" on
Monday, December 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Boone County Extension office,
205 Cadillac Court, Unit 5 in Belvidere.
This program is designed to
help people who are considering starting a farm and to explore ideas they
should think through before starting and managing a farm-based business. Workshop participants will have the
opportunity to meet experienced farmers and to ask questions about different
successful farm enterprises.
Topics covered will include: resource
assessment, goal setting, financial planning & marketing options.
This workshop will be presented by Ellen Phillips,
Local Food Systems & Small Farms Educator from the University of Illinois
for this program is $20 per person and includes handouts. Pre-registration is
required by Monday, November 26, 2012. For more information or to register please
call University of Illinois Extension, Boone County at 815-544-3710 or
visit us online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/