Monday, January 27, 2014

Upcoming Educational Opportunities for Farmers & Ranchers

Farm & Ranch Business Planning Course: February 6th through March 13th.
This 6-week / 7-session course is designed for established farm and ranch businesses, with at least one year of actual cost and sales figures.  Topics include mission and vision, business structure, economic analysis, operations planning, risk management, marketing strategies, and cash flow budgeting.
More details on the Foothill Farming website at http://ucanr.edu/sites/placernevadasmallfarms/?calitem=226537&g=22527 and on attached flyer. Class is limited to 8 operations. $40 per operation, up to 3 people. If you are interested, apply as soon as possible at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=11983 to ensure a place.

Marketing Academy: Intensive 2-day course to help you develop your marketing plans. February 21 & 22. More information at http://ucanr.edu/sites/placernevadasmallfarms/?calitem=226436&g=22527 and on attached flyer. Online registration at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=12020. Class limited to 15 people. $70 per person to cover meal cost.