Building profitable farm businesses in partnership with the Food Finance Institute.
Our Farm-based Business Initiative’s mission is to provide consultants and farm entrepreneurs the tools, resources, and training they need to build profitable and financially resilient farm-based businesses.
There are four components that support this work:
1) Creating a pool of specially trained Farm-focused consultants,
2) Developing a farm-focused boot camp for entrepreneurs,
3) Engaging stakeholders in a webinar on the opportunity within farm-based businesses, and
4) Providing one-on-one technical assistance to farm-based businesses.
Farm-based businesses represent value-added farm producers who sell their goods direct to consumer (farmer’s markets, Community Supported Agriculture businesses (CSAs) or to intermediate buyers (retailers, restaurants, etc.) across multiple categories (produce, meat, cheese, etc.) or leverage their farm through on-farm events or agri-tourism (pizza farms, weddings on the farm, etc.).