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Agri-Business Summit

Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Emerging Markets, Funding and other Resources for Agriculturally Based Businesses and Service Providers

Are you in the Agriculture Business or an Agriculture Service Provider and looking for a place to connect with others, learn about different markets and find resources available in your county? Join experts from AgriVentures in a full day, comprehensive workshop that will provide an overview and discussion of resources in a variety of areas, including:

Land assessments and Land trusts
Animals, including mountain livestock
Training programs
Specialty emerging markets, such as high tunnels, truffles,hops, forest herbs, organic/alternative crops and bees
Lending Options and Business Planning
Talk One-On-One with local service providers or sign up for more in-depth discussions

Hear from experts from Mountain BizWorks, Organic Growers School, NC Cooperative Extension, Smoky Mountain High Tunnel Initiative, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, Land of Sky, and many others.

*A Resource Guide will also be provided to all participants

*Lunch will be provided

Schedule Outline

9-10:30am Intro and Self Assessment with Organic Growers School
10:30-11:15 Land Assessment
11:15-noon Animals
11:15-noon Forest Certification
Noon-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:00 Specialty Emerging Markets: truffles and hops, forest herbs and
organic/alternative crops (Jeanine)
12:30-2:00 Specialty Emerging Markets: High Tunnels, Bees
2:00-3:30 Lending and Business Planning (Matt, Jane and Erica)
3:30-4:30 Talk One-On-One with Local Service Providers

Speaker(s): Mountain BizWorks, Organic Growers School, NC Cooperative Extension, Smoky Mountain High Tunnel Initiative, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, Land of Sky, and many others


Fee: Free

Phone: 828-339-4211
Email: Send

Location

447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
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