Visioning and Scaling Up Workshops
Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1
Excelsior Food Hub – Boone, CO
Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9
Valley Roots Food Hub – Mosca, CO
Guidestone Colorado, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Tourism Office, Arkansas Valley Organic Growers, Excelsior Food Hub, Valley Roots Food Hub and San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition are offering these opportunities to aspiring farmers and ranchers or current producers who are exploring the possibility of starting or expanding an agricultural business.
VISION COURSE FOR ASPIRING FARMERS AND RANCHERS
The Vision Course for Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers is designed for those who are exploring the possibility of starting or expanding an agricultural business. Participants undergo an in-depth exploration of their own vision and the core competencies and resources needed to launch! This course examines current trends, resources, case studies, and stories from experienced farmers while digging into a framework to begin strategic business planning.
SCALING UP WORKSHOP FOR SOUTHWEST FARMERS
The Scaling-Up Workshop is designed for fruit, vegetable, and field crop producers who are selling or considering selling to wholesale accounts such as food hubs, grocery chains and institutions. Topics will include an orientation to new federal food safety standards, elements of successful wholesale market entry, selling opportunities and an expert producer panel.
Both opportunities are free to participants. These workshops are supported by Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program Grant no. 2016-70017-25501 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
For more information and to register for the March 31-April 1, Boone workshops, click HERE.
For more information and to register for the April 8-9, Mosca workshops, click HERE.