Courses and Workshops

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.

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.