Register for CAFM Introduction to Market Farming Workshop!

Want to know the basics about business planning for market farming? Want to learn how small, specialty crop farmers can succeed in today’s environment? Do you have an idea for a small farming enterprise but need a peer network to work out and share information?

Register for Certified Arkansas Farmers Market (CAFM) Introduction to Market Farming Workshop!

WHAT: CAFM Introduction to Market Farming Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, December 12 – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Registration from 8-9 a.m.)

WHERE: University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Headquarter (2301 S. University Ave.) in Little Rock

Market Farming is also often referred to as fresh market farming or specialty crop farming. Either way, it is based on fresh, whole and value-added food products that are grown and sold at fresh markets by the farmer. Typically, the traditional fresh market is an outdoor farmers market where farmers set up tents and tables and sell direct to the end consumer at retail prices. Newer markets are developing that go beyond the traditional tent and table markets, to innovative online farmers markets, farm-to-chef networks, farm-to-school networks, and community supported agriculture programs; that offer producers a wide range of marketing tools to help ensure the success of small farm enterprises.

Who should attend?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you would be a good candidate to attend the workshop. Although the workshop is open to anyone who wants to attend, it is aimed at those who have been investigating a future in the field of sustainable agriculture.

Sponsored by Certified Arkansas Farmers Market and DeltaNetwork.org.

Tentative Workshop Schedule:

  • 8-9 a.m. Registration
  • 9-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Guests
  • 9:30–10:45 a.m. Introduction to Holistic Small Farm Business Planning
  • 10: 45-11 a.m. – BREAK
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break-out sessions
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m. LUNCH
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m. Conclusion

SPACE IS LIMITED! To register, email certifiedarkansas@yahoo.com with:

  • How many people will be in your group
  • Your affiliation
  • Your phone number and email address

Registration Fee: $25 (includes Welcome Packet, Breakfast Pastries & Coffee, Catered Local Foods Lunch, Business Planning Worshops). Please have a check or cash ready at the time of registration.

For more information, contact Jody Hardin at certifiedarkansas@yahoo.com or (501)231-0094.

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