Tippecanoe County

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Beginning Farmer: Farm Viability Workshop

Missy Gulick



Thu

16

Nov

9:00 am - 2:00 pm ET
4-H Community Building
White County Fairgrounds
12 North 25 East
Reynolds, IN 47980

2017

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Beginning farmers who want to take their operation to the next level can receive profitable business tools and training during a farm viability workshop presented by a specialty crop farmer and farm business consultant.

Nathan Boone, an organic grower with experience in commercial vegetable, herb and flower production, will present a wide range of issues facing Indiana’s small farmers, from the personal dimensions of farm life to market development and planning.

Attendees for this workshop can learn about:      

  • Developing/refining a vision, personal goals and objectives.
  • Understanding your farm strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis).
  • Financial record-keeping systems.
  • Monthly cash flow projections.
  • Profit and loss/income statements.
  • Balance sheets to understand farm assets and liabilities.
  • Enterprise budgets.
  • Enterprise analysis.
  • Cost of production and break-even analysis.
  • Loan preparation.
  • Business plan development.

Cost of the program is $10.00 and includes lunch.


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