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.

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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.

Event Information


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.

 

Moderated by:

  • 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.

 

Moderated by:

  • 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.

 

Moderated by:

  • 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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For More Info Contact: Victor Hernandez, BFR Coordinator at Victor.Hernandez@USDA.GOV

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