Winter farming workshops set in Havre


Last updated 12/5/2019 at 10:42am

From Bear Paw Development Corp.

A series of winter workshops in Havre will help beginning farmers and ranchers interested in starting a new business or adding a new enterprise. Planning For On-Farm Success offers expert presenters, experienced producers and ag professionals to help participants understand and develop the tools they need to launch a successful new enterprise.

The workshops, hosted by Bear Paw Food and Agriculture Development Center in partnership with the Community Food & Agriculture Coalition, will be offered Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30, from Jan. 15 through Feb. 26, on the following topics:

• Jan 15: Farm Strategic Planning

• Jan 22:  Researching Your Market

• Jan 29: Farm Marketing & Promotion

• Feb 5: Managing Your Financials

• Feb 12: Financial Decision-Making

• Feb 19: Financing Your Farm

• Feb 26: Managing Farm Risks.

Participants will learn about local resources, network with local producers and service providers, and get hands-on support working on their own business plans. Workshop registration is $20 each or $100 for the full seven-part series, which includes the Planning for On-Farm Success workbook. Full series registrations before Jan 8 will receive a 25 percent discount.

To register and learn more about topics and presenters, people can visit online or contact Michael Peter at [email protected] or 406-265-9226.

Bear Paw Development Corp. is a federally certified Economic Development District and a state-certified Certified Regional Development Corporation and serves the economic and community development needs of Liberty, Hill, Blaine, Phillips and Chouteau counties as well as the Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy’s Indian reservations.


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