Want to start a farm? Alachua County wants to help

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Program for August 2020. This program is being offered by Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent.
Ag Entrepreneurship Series: Starting a Farm & FarmBusiness Planning
Course 1: Starting a Farm
Online access: August 14 through August 27, 2020. Live webinar: August 28, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon
Articulate vision and goals; assess resources; evaluate the suitability and feasibility of farm enterprises; and learn about business structures, registration, and regulations. Register by August 14.
Course 2: Farm Business Planning
Online access: August 28 through September 10, 2020. Live webinar: September 11, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon
Conduct market research and a SWOT analysis. Develop a mission statement, marketing plan, operations plan, human resource plan, financial plan, and risk management plan. Register by August 28.
Register for one or both workshops online (those needing assistance with registering can call the Extension Office at 352-955-2402). The registration fee for each course is $35.00. Those planning on participating in both webinars, can save $5.00 by requesting a promo code after their first enrollment.
For more information about this program, contact Dr. Tatiana Sanchez at 352-955-2402 or tatiana.sanchez@ufl.edu, or Dr. Kevin Athearn at 386-219-4262 or athearn@ufl.edu. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

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