Agenda for Intro to Market Farming
Small Farm Workshop/Intro to Market Farming
Certified Arkansas Farmers Market and DeltaNetwork.org
Workshop Date: December 12, 2009
Workshop Time: 9 until 2:30
Location: U of A Cooperative Extension Headquarters
(just N of UALR Campus at 2301 S. University Ave.)
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Guests
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. “Back of the Envelope” business planning
This will include exploration of motivation, goals, market windows, decision-making and “demystifying business planning” where we show how almost anyone can develop a solid business plan all the way to 5 year pro financial pro formas, if you want them.
Tag-team: Jody Hardin and Jim Worstell
9: 45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Secrets to Seven Successes in Market Farming
Cody Hopkins, Andrea Todt
12:30 – 2:00 Take your all-Arkansas lunch to one of the Break-Out sessions.
Meat: For anyone interested in selling meat products
Mentors: Barbara Armstrong, Cody Hopkins, Andrea Todt
Vegetables: For anyone interested in selling vegetables
Mentors: Chuck Crimmons, Kelly Carney, Josh Hardin, Jody Hardin
Value-added: For anyone who wants to sell processed non-meat products
Mentors: Robert Lashley, Fred Gray
2:00 – 2:30 Synthesis and Next Steps: What have we learned today about helping people get started in market farming? What should we do next?
2:30 – ???? Adjourn to watering hole to pick brains of panelists and other farmers.