Farm Business Planning Bootcamp Series

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.




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