If you a woman who is interested in getting started in gardening, farming, and/or ranching, then this workshop series is perfect for you!
The Center for Rural Affairs is offering Beginning Women Farmer learning opportunities! Each workshop is only $5, and it includes lunch.
April 12, 2014; 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Syracuse Public Library
496 6th St, Syracuse, NE
The Farm Dreams Workshop is an entry level, four-hour workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common sense information on whether farming or ranching is the next step for them. Participants will be able to examine their resources, skills, and motivations for farming/ranching, and develop a plan for moving forward toward their farming goals.
Farm Business Financing
May 10, 2014; 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Lewis and Clark Center
100 Valmont Drive
Nebraska City, NE
The Farm Business Financing Workshop is an intensive business planning and farm financing course designed to help women farmers and ranchers design a business plan and access financing for their agricultural operations. A well-organized and thoughtful business plan is a key step for beginning farmers and ranchers who want to finance their operations.
Selling at Farmers Markets
June 7, 2014; 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
1425 Silver Street
We have tips and tricks to help you rock the Farmers’ Market. This workshop will focus on making the most of selling at farmers’ markets including location, building a customer base, product, presentation, price, and the art of selling. This workshop is perfect for those getting started or those thinking about selling at farmers’ market.
Selling through a CSA
June 21, 2014; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Webermeier Public Library
617 2nd Street
Learn more about selling through a Community Supported Agriculture or CSA system. Advantages of selling through CSA include:
- customers pay up front, which generates operating capital, and
- CSAs can build loyal customers, who buy reliably from your farm
Attend this workshop to learn more about selling through a CSA.