A one-year business planning program for farmers that combines workshops, follow-up technical assistance, and a small grant to implement new learning.
The Business of Farming is for experienced farmers who want to analyze their current business model and use the information to improve profitability and become more efficient.
In this program, you will:
During the program, you’ll have a chance to:
Registration for 2024 programs is open now. Registration closes on December 15.
Click here to register for The Business of Farming.
Dates: January 16, 23, and 30 (snow date February 13) 9:30-3:30 at the Bangor Public Library
Dates: January 18, 25 and February 8
Location: The Morris Farm in Wiscasset
Dates: January 24, 31 and February 14
Location: The Morris Farm in Wiscasset plus one optional pasture walk in the summer.
Pay what you can, between $25 – $500. Upon completion of the workshops and your successful participation in technical assistance, you will be awarded a $500 seed grant and receive your registration fee back.
Note: We aim to make our business programs accessible to all farmers, so the registration fee is a self-determined sliding scale. Here are some suggested parameters to guide you in determining the amount to pay for registration:
Reimbursements for expenses related to attending workshops are available (mileage, childcare, relief labor, etc.). Please reach out to us – we do not want the upfront cost to keep you from joining us! Contact Sav at email@example.com.