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Meeting Demand & Selling Your Values
September 3, 2019$65 – $75
From our member group, the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, learn what changes need to be made on your farm or ranch for direct and wholesale market development. We will help you determine this as well as what values set you apart from others and what consumers are looking for in a brand and product.
Please visit the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance website for more information on the entire Agricultural Business Workshop Series.
More information about this workshop:
Turn your agricultural business into a more profitable enterprise. If you need help organizing your paperwork, or just evaluating whether or not you are running your farming business efficiently, one or more of these workshops may be just what you need!
The purpose of this workshop series is to increase the viability of small to medium producers to supply specialty crop and meat products to the Central Oregon marketplace. The goal is to provide resources for producers to:
Determine how a wholesale food hub model will benefit producers
Determine if wholesale crop production works for them
Develop and implement wholesale crop and livestock planning
Learn, develop and write annual production cost forecasts and benchmarks
Mitigate on-farm risks through business planning and financial analysis
Learn and develop farm-specific branding
Cost: $10/farm per session – or sign up for all of them for only $100
Location: COCC’s Redmond Technology Education Center, 2030 SE College Loop, Redmond
on the corner of Veterans Way and Salmon Drive, across from the Redmond Airport.
For additional information contact:
Tim Deboodt at OSU Extension 541-447-6228
Katrina Van Dis at COIC firstname.lastname@example.org
These Ag Business Workshops are a joint effort of Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, the Small Business Development Center at COCC and OSU Extension, along with rancher Billie Estridge of Timber Creek Farm, providing education, advising and assistance to small agricultural businesses in the Central Oregon region.
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20030.Funding for this project was provided by the Washington State University Western Extension Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), US Small Business Administration, State of Oregon, and Central Oregon Community College.