Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2013
- As the demand for sustainable, locally-grown food continues to rise, farmers
are working to meet the demand through the creation of small-scale
entrepreneurial farm businesses, said a University of Illinois Extension local
food systems and small farm educator.
these new farm businesses and address the needs of a new generation of aspiring
entrepreneurial farmers, the U of I Extension will host "Is Entrepreneurial
Farming for You?" on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Extension Cook
County office at 2205 Enterprise Dr., Suite 501, Westchester, IL.
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," said Ellen Phillips.
participants will have the opportunity to meet experienced farmers and to ask
questions about different successful farm enterprises.
covered will include resource assessment, goal setting, financial
planning, and marketing options.
Cost for this program is
$5 per person and includes handouts. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday,
Dec. 4. For more information or to register please call 708-449-4320 or
go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cook/.
Source: Ellen Phillips, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms, firstname.lastname@example.org