NCAT, Partners to Offer Free Business Planning Workshop for Farmers

Lettuce growing in a greenhouse
In addition to business planning, presenters will cover topics such as succession planting and season extension. Photo by Rachel Spencer.

NCAT—along with partners at the Fayetteville Public Schools and University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (UADoA) Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, with support from Southern SARE—will offer a free, one-day workshop for farmers on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. The workshop will take place at the Jefferson Center in Fayetteville, Ark., and will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Margo Hale, NCAT Southeast Regional Director, will lead sessions on business planning and recordkeeping, with help from NCAT Agriculture Specialists Guy Ames and Linda Coffey. Margo also will co-present a session on production planning along with Luke Freeman, Horticulture Program Technician with the UADoA. In addition, several established farmers will share marketing strategies in a panel discussion.

Space is limited to 30 farms, and producers interested in participating in Farm to School are encouraged to attend. The workshop is open to the public as well. To register, contact Luke Freeman at or 479-575-2798.

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