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Entrepreneurship

A marketing co-op owned and operated by a group of farmers can help members increase their exposure, overcome obstacles and take control in marketing their products.

This course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets, or restaurants.

Risks and liabilities for a value-added farm business can include price swings, food safety, worker or visitor injury, and unavoidable events such as severe weather, fire, flood, or vandalism.

PA-WAgN offers on-farm education, hands-on workshop, conferences, networking opportunities, mentoring, and online information sharing tools to support women in agriculture.

While a written business plan does not guarantee success, it provides a direction for the future of a business, and ninety percent of agricultural lenders require a written business plan.