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Agri-Business Summit

May
12
2016
Thu 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: No Cost

Phone: 828-339-4426

Location

Southwestern Community College Small Business Center
447 College Drive Sylva, NC 28779
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