FREE Agripreneurship Classes on May 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd


Agripreneurship: The Customer & The Story Register

Monday, May 02, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FREE

1. The Customer: Market Analysis •Researching your market(s)

•Identifying Your “Target Market”

•Analyzing Your Competition

2. The Story: Your Marketing Plan

•Product -Crop planning -Value added production

•Price -Costs of production -Setting a profitable price

•Place -Wholesale versus retail -Farmers markets/CSA/Co-ops

• Promotion -Marketing versus advertising -Why should the customer buy from YOU?

• People -Who will help you sell your products?

Speaker: Jeff Rieves, certified REAL instructor

Location: Stanly Community College Small Business Center, Economic Development Division, Albemarle, NC

Agripreneurship: The Business
Register

Monday, May 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FREE

1. The Business: Farm Business Operations

•Legal Structure

•Bookkeeping & Recordkeeping (REQUIRED recordkeeping)

•Taxes & Licensing

2. The Business: Certifications & Sustainability

•Organic Certification vs. Organic “Practices”

• GAPs & Food Safety

• Sustainable vs. Conventional Agriculture

• Certified Kitchens & Value-Added Products

Speaker: Jeff Rieves, certified REAL instructor

Location: Stanly Community College Small Business Center, Economic Development Division, Albemarle, NC

Agripreneurship: The Cash & The Cost Share
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Monday, May 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FREE

1. The Cash: Financials

•Review of Break-even Analysis/Enterprise Budgets

•Cash Flow Projections and Assumptions

•Managing with financial information

•Grants as a cash flow tool

2. The Cost Share: Incorporating USDA/NCDA Farm Programs

•Cost-share programs

•USDA Programs – EQIP, CRP, etc.

Speaker: Jeff Rieves, certified REAL instructor

Location: Stanly Community College Small Business Center, Economic Development Division, Albemarle, NC

Agripreneurship: The Plan
Register

Monday, May 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FREE

1. The Plan- The Business Plan and what it can do for your business

•Business Plan Outlines

2. Developing a Farm Business Plan YOU Can Use

•Keeping Your Farm Business Plan Current

•Business plans as management tools

•“Growing” your business with your plan

3. Using Your Business Plan to Obtain Financing

•Traditional lenders requirements

•Using your plan with friends and family

•Crowdsource financing with your plan

Speaker: Jeff Rieves, certified REAL instructor

Location: Stanly Community College Small Business Center, Economic Development Division, Albemarle, NC

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