The Business of Farming
Building Business Acumen One-Step-at-a-Time
The USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher initiative - California in collaboration with U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, and Veteran Business Outreach Centers invite you to engage 'The Business of Farming' a three region, in-person and virtual (HYBRID) workshop series.
The USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher initiative - California in collaboration with U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, and Veteran Business Outreach Centers invite you to engage 'The Business of Farming' a three region, in-person and virtual (HYBRID) workshop series. The three half day workshops will take you from developing your business plan, to funding, and import-export support resources. Each workshop will build upon the next and is intended to be engaged as a complete business series. These workshops are open to the public, tailored to farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners for building a solid business foundation.
Over the course of the last two years the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher initiative has determined that farmers and ranchers across the country have encountered challenges with access to capital and access to land. Building Business Acumen One-Step-at-a-Time challenges entrepreneurs, farmers, ranchers, and business owners to engage the with language of Business for improving their access to financial resources. As a community of business organizational partners, we are making a focused effort to support our California farmer community.
The half day workshops will open with an overview of the USDA beginning farmer and rancher initiative and Farm Production and Conservation Agency & Rural Development programs and financial resources.
November 15, 2022, 8 AM - 1 PM (PST) | Your Business from Zero to Five Years (Northern California (Hybrid))
6501 Sylvan Road, Citrus Heights, CA 95601
Learn the truth about the business of farming, steps to starting your business, and overview of a business plan.
- Dene Starks-McGee, Business Advisor Sacramento Valley SBDC
- Robert Lamvik, District Director SCORE Association
November 16, 2022 8 AM - 1 PM (PST) | Your Business from Five to Ten Years (Central California (Hybrid))
801 R St, Fresno, CA 93721
Learn using your business plan to strengthen and grow your business, funding your business (Panel), and diversifying revenue streams.
- Cindy Merzon, Director Cal Coastal SBDC
- Rich Mostert, Director Valley Community SBDC
November 17, 2022 8 AM - 1 PM (PST) | Your Business - Ten Years and Beyond (Southern California (Hybrid))
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd. Suite A-1, Camarillo, CA 93010
Join us for a agricultural imports panel, agricultural exports panel, and international trade resources panel.
- Dr. Ray Bowman, Director EDC SBDC Los Angeles Network
- Simona Racek, CEO JDTS Trade, SDC SBDC Trade Specialist
November 18, 2022 12 PM - 1 PM (PST) | Spanish Speed Session (In-Person) at Latino Farmer Conference
Join us for a One-on-One speed session with Beginning Farmer and Business Resources
To register for this in-person event, click here.
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Meeting ID: 260 000 765 466
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United States, Los Angeles
Phone Conference ID: 156 175 19#
Get in Touch
For More Info Contact: Victor Hernandez, BFR Coordinator at Victor.Hernandez@USDA.GOV