Kick start your farm business with this intensive two-day business planning bootcamp designed specifically for the agriculture sector.
This event is open to farm business operators in all stages of business development, from start-up to expansion. The bootcamp will feature information, case studies, and hands-on exercises to help you create a draft business plan, covering topics such as:
- Business frameworks
- Production planning
- Inventory & distribution systems
- Time managment
- Human resources
- Industry research
- Customer segments
- Brand development
- Financial forecasts
- Start-up financing
- and more!
Bootcamps will run 8:30am – 4:30pm each day and will include a one hour lunch break. Participants will be provided with a complimentary lunch on both days as well as a farm business planning workbook. The bootcamp is offered free of charge. Registration is required.
These workshops are supported by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.
About the facilitator
Jillian Merrick has served as coordinator of the Beyond the Market project for over four years, and is considered a regional expert for agricultural business start-up and transition. She employs a hands-on learning style with an emphasis on practical application and story-telling.