Ag entrepreneurs interested in small-scale operations should attend the Business of Farming Workshop hosted by UF/IFAS.

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) team is offering the Business of Farming Workshop for ag entrepreneurs looking to learn the ins and outs of starting and running a small-scale ag operation, according to a UF/IFAS blog. The two-day workshop is being offered in a variety of formats and with “limited bilingual assistance for Spanish-speaking attendees.” See the details below.

Details of the Business of Farming Workshop

According to the blog, the details of the Business of Farming Workshop include:

When: April 27 and May 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: In multiple locations and with online and in-person formats. Attendees can choose the following options:

  • UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, 1701 S. Holland Parkway, Bartow, FL 33830.
  • UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center at 18905 SW 280th St., Homestead, FL 33031.
  • Online via Zoom.

What: “UF/IFAS agriculture experts will provide resources and step-by-step strategies for participants to build a business plan.

At the end of the program, participants will have worked through six topic areas, including developing a company description, a robust marketing plan, an operational plan, a human resource plan, a financial plan and a solid executive summary.”

Cost: It is $25 for the entire workshop.

How to Register: “Registration is required online. Participants who register for the online format will receive a Zoom link closer to the workshop date.”

Where to Get More Information: “For more information on the workshop, call 863-519-1049 for the program in Bartow or 786-217-9248 for the program in Homestead.”

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