Farm Business Planning Workshops in Montana

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Farm Business Planning Workshops Across Montana – Winter 2017

Turn your agrarian dream into a successful business

 Looking to start a farm or ranch? Wondering how to make your start-up successful? MSU Extension is partnering with the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition to offer a series of workshops from January to March 2017 designed to help. Planning for On-Farm Success is a seven-part series that teaches the skills needed to launch a farm business in Montana.

Each workshop includes expert presenters as well as local networking and Q&A with experienced producers, ag service providers and local lenders. All of these experts will help you work on your plan. The seven workshops are:

  • Jan 18: Farm Strategic Planning
  • Jan 25: Researching Your Market
  • Feb 1: Farm Marketing & Promotion
  • Feb 8: Managing Your Financials
  • Feb 15: Financial Decision-Making
  • Feb 22: Financing Your Farm
  • Mar 1: Managing On-Farm Risks

Farm Business Planning Workshops will be offered Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 pm in Missoula, Bozeman, Butte, Joliet, Columbus, Corvallis and Conrad. Full registration is $75 or $15 each for individual workshops with light refreshments included. Full registration includes a copy of the Planning for On-Farm Success workbook.

For links to register for the farm business planning workshops in your community, visit Farm Link Montana or contact

For more information about the farm business planning workshops, contact Dave Renn – Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program Manager, Community Food & Agriculture Coalition
541-829-3757 –

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