Ag_BusinessOwnerDo you have a green thumb or enjoy caring for animals? Are you a beginning farmer or rancher? Learn how to reap profits from your passion and create your own ag/food related enterprise! This is a highly customized and personalized program, based on your area(s) of interest. Get connected to markets to sell your products and experience working on a farm, before starting your own. Participate in demonstrations, discussions, farm visits and field trips. The farm is your classroom! Please e-mail or call (850) 590-2277, for more information.

Who should attend?

  • Beginning farmers and ranchers
  • Backyard gardeners
  • Urban growers
  • Existing agribusiness owners
  • Anyone who wants to make a profit from an ag/food related business

Topics include:

  • Business planning
  • Marketing
  • Aquaculture
  • Hydroponics
  • Organic farming
  • Livestock production
  • Good agricultural practices
  • Integrated pest management
  • Introduction to soil science
  • Designing an irrigation system
  • Urban farming
  • Food processing and preservation
  • Relationship capital
  • Producer health and wellness
  • Customer service
  • Aquaponics
  • Human resources management
  • Financial assistance for agricultural producers
  • Harvesting and post harvesting practices
  • Bee keeping
  • Starting a food business

You will also receive:

  • Training materials
  • Comprehensive list of resources
  • Certificate of Completion

Date, time and place: 

  • Offered as needed