AMES, Iowa – Iowa State College Extension and Outreach’s Farm, Meals and Enterprise Growth program will host a farm monetary administration bootcamp for specialty crop producers in December. The brief, intensive program is designed to supply producers with the chance to optimize their enterprise mannequin, study their monetary infrastructure, develop a monetary plan and put together to boost cash for additional enterprise growth.
The primary two periods shall be held just about on Dec. 6 and seven from 9 a.m. to midday, with two digital teaching periods to observe. The second two periods shall be held on Dec. 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to midday. The occasion is free and registration shall be restricted to 10 companies, every of which can invite two attendees. To register, go to https://go.iastate.edu/TDIQUE.
Periods shall be led by Andy Larson, a farm outreach specialist with the Meals Monetary Institute and small-scale poultry producer. As farm outreach specialist for the Meals Monetary Institute, Larson works with entrepreneurial farm companies to construct farm monetary administration capability and entry the capital they should develop. He brings his experience in farm enterprise and advertising and marketing, agricultural lending and grantsmanship to Farm Boot Camp.
Larson additionally has expertise working in college extension in each Iowa and Illinois, offering programming on the enterprise and advertising and marketing facet of small farms, native meals and sustainable agriculture.
“Unprecedented change within the meals business is quickly elevating the bar for all meals and value-added farm enterprises,” mentioned Olivia Hanlon, schooling extension specialist with Farm, Meals and Enterprise Growth at Iowa State. “Previous or younger, massive or small, farms throughout the USA are scrambling to turn out to be extra financially resilient and able to adapting shortly.” Monetary Administration Boot Camp combines coaching with one-on-one consulting and networking, taking farmers out of their day-to-day setting and offering the instruments wanted to construct a extra resilient enterprise.
Individuals are inspired to convey monetary statements to the periods, which shall be examined and reviewed. Over the course of the periods, contributors can anticipate to develop a sensible and clear enterprise mannequin path, monetary techniques and reviews that may stand as much as scrutiny by banks and traders, a reputable marketing strategy with lifelike assumptions about future development and a digital monetary package deal to share with stakeholders and help fundraising.
To register, go to https://go.iastate.edu/TDIQUE. For extra data, contact Olivia Hanlon at [email protected]