One-Day Business Training Course Offered for New Jersey Urban Farmers December 14
Important farm management lessons to help farmers in urbanized areas succeed and be profitable
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The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DARFE) at Rutgers will present a full one-day workshop, “Farming in New Jersey’s Cities and the Urban Fringe,” in New Brunswick, NJ, on December 14.
The highly regarded and recognized John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, a small farms advocate, will deliver a keynote presentation on the role of urban agriculture in a changing food production system.
The workshop is designed to educate urban farmers on risk management strategies and provide tools for successful business management. Participants will gain essentials from presentations by ag industry leaders to become better risk-takers and risk managers by focusing on issues that are relevant to urban farmers, such as soil quality, time management, food safety and leasing land. Farmers will learn how to more effectively sustain their farm business by developing production and marketing plans and using social media to sell their goods and services.
This one-day workshop is perfect for busy farmers who can’t devote a lot of time to leave the farm but want to brush up on their business management skills,” says RCE farm management specialist Robin Brumfield.
Presentations will include “Why Having a Business Plan is Important for Success” “Finding and Expanding Your Markets,” “Water Conservation and Urban Agriculture,” and more. A panel discussion with Q&As featuring NJ farmers and networking opportunities are also a part of the event.
This workshop was made possible through the generous support of Farm Credit East.
To register,. Early registration until November 14 -$45 Registration Nov. 14 – Dec. 5 – $50
CHECKS ONLY made payable to: Rutgers University
Danelle Miley, Cook Office Building
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
55 Dudley Rd. Rm 122
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
For additional questions, contact Robin Brumfield: brumfiel@NJAES.Rutgers.edu