Chris Bodnar, owner and operator of Close to Home Organics, who was the keynote presenter at the Kaslo Farm Food Fork Conference two years ago is giving a free online business planning course for farmers. Read below for details on how to participate.
FREE Short course on Farm Business Planning with Chris Bodnar.
When: Thursdays, March 1, 8, & 22
Time: 6:30PM to 8PM
How much: Free
Where: online (and peer groups in various locations around BC)
Presenter: Chris Bodnar, owner & operator of Close to Home Organics.
Managing your farm as a business is an important but often neglected component of operating a farm. Recent research shows that farmers who create and use business planning are more confident, more profitable and more able to take advantage of new opportunities. This short course will introduce participants to the concept of farm business planning through some practical, hands-on exercises. Teaching content will reference Ministry of Agriculture resources, primarily the New Farm Start-Up guide, and introduce participants to options for further support through the Ministry.
Session 1: Setting goals and starting a business plan
Session 2: Determining production and marketing options
Session 3: Assembling and using a plan, plus accessing resources to help
For more information and registration:
Note: It is not necessary to participate in the peer groups locations. This course can be done from home by anyone with an internet connection.
Kaslo Food Hub/ NKLCSS: Our mailing address is:
Box 546, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0