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2018 Grow Your Farm (Session 8 of 10)

When:

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

Where:

Farm Tour - Franciscan Farm, 12824 Peter Moore Lane, De Soto, Missouri 63020

Description:

Grow Your Farm is designed for prospective farmers, beginners with some experience and seasoned farmers who want to make a "new beginning" with alternative farming methods. MU Extension specialists and experienced, innovative farmers teach the sessions. Participants attend a set of practical seminars and field days to learn from MU Extension specialists, farmers and agribusiness operators.This course will help you: Identify and prioritize personal and family values and use them as the foundation for the farm mission statement and goals. Learn how to "walk the farm" to assess the land and its facilities. Learn to evaluate the feasibility of particular farm opportunities. Understand the components of a business plan and create one of your own. Understand financial aspects of a business plan and review popular tools to manage financial records. Consider different types of agricultural marketing and draft a marketing plan. Become familiar with a variety of legal issues that pertain to farming enterprises. Network with other farmers.

Session topic:

Farm Tour - Franciscan Farm

Registration:

There is a reduced fee of $35 for veterans and those from socially disadvantaged groups. There is a $130 fee for two attendees from the same farm and a $25 fee for each additional person from the same farm. Contact Debi Kelly, 636-797-5391 or kellyd@missouri.edu for more information. Register by Feb. 23 at the MU Extension Center in Jefferson County, 301 Third St, PO Box 497, Hillsboro, MO 63050.

Class size:

30

Event full:

No

Cost:

$35.00
There is a reduced fee of $35 for veterans and from socially disadvantaged groups. There is a $130 fee for two attendees from the same farm and a $25 fee for each additional person from the same farm.

Facilitator:

Debi Kelly, KellyD@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jefferson County
phone: 636-797-5391

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