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Agricultural Entrepreneurship Course

Becoming a successful agricultural entrepreneur is not easy! So, set yourself up from the start. This is business planning with a special emphasis on the financial and legal issues unique to farm-based businesses. Develop the core elements of a business plan to guide your small business forward.


The Key Exercises for Ag Entrepreneurship Course:

  • Business Planning

  • Business Structures

  • Accessing Land

  • Market Channel Analysis

  • Cashflow and Finances

  • Marketing and Branding

  • Labor and Insurance Management

  • Risk Management

  • Tips for Success

Course Topics

  • Intro to Business planning and structure

  • Farming for Community Panel

  • Value proposition: Product and Industry description

  • How & where to sell: Market Channel Analysis

  • Customer relations: Marketing and Branding

  • Business analysis: Key activities, resources

  • Farm Record Keeping Basics

  • Financial Management

  • Enterprise Budgets and Operational Budgeting

  • Operational risk management

  • Labor Management & Paid employees


This is an in-depth farm and food business planning course. We will walk you through the necessary steps to create a business plan for an existing farm-based business or a completely new enterprise. Join weekly online classes with a statewide cohort of new and beginning farm businesses, hearing from a full line-up of guest experts and farmer speakers, and engaging in regional groups for more networking and community-based support.

Next Course Offering: Winter 2026

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