ASAP’s annual Business of Farming Conference is a day of learning and networking for beginning and established farmers as well as those seriously considering farming as a profession. The conference is one of the region’s premier events dedicated to providing professional farmers with tools, skills, and information to operate and build viable farm businesses.
Mountain BizWorks is Leading 3 Farm Business Planning and Financials Workshops
Farm Business Planning
This session will help new and early-stage farmers assemble the building blocks necessary to start a farm business with an easy-to-use checklist and resource guide. Ask key questions to determine what kind of operation you want to run and how to set yourself up for success. Explore options for getting started and for moving forward with aspects like financing, insurance, accounting, and more.
Beginning Farm Recordkeeping
Whether you are just getting started or want to improve your existing systems, this session will offer a deep dive into farm financial recordkeeping. Presenters will share best practices that can be tailored to serve your farm’s financial management needs for both planning and cash flow tracking, including a newly developed farm financial recordkeeping app designed with small farms in mind.
Achieve Your Farm Financial Goals
This workshop is designed for farmers who have a working knowledge of their financials and want to create metrics and benchmarks for growth. Learn how to set realistic income goals using cash flow projections, work through a real case study to get a grasp on evaluation tools, and enter the 2020 growing season with confidence.
A Conference Designed for Established, Beginning, and Still-Considering Farmers
The conference will have a total of 16 workshop options. Farmers will also have access to:
- A Farmers Market Summit
- Grower-Buyer Meetings
- Networking and One-on-One Consulting
- The Exhibitors Hall