This may involve developing new enterprises for your farm such as organic production, on-farm processing, direct marketing of your products to consumers, or the efficient production of traditional farm commodities.
The purpose of the strategic planning process is to design a farm business that allows the individuals involved in the business to achieve their personal goals.
This form also includes the optional scholarship application.
Cost: $400, scholarships are available Instructors: Kevin Cody and Ben Zoba Start by filling out the registration from on Form Assembly here.
Time: 6pm-9pm Location: New Entry Farmer Training Center, 733 Cabot Street, Moraine Farm, Beverly, Mass.
Please fill out one “Registration Form” for each partner.In this section, you'll learn about the elements of a farm business plan and how it can be used to guide the development and management of your farm business.Strategic planning involves the development of long-term strategies to increase the profitability and competitiveness of your farm business.Below is a discussion of a process you can use to develop a strategic plan for your individual farm business. Phase 1 of strategic planning involves assessing and analyzing four factors that are needed for successful strategic planning.These four factors constitute the top half of Figure 1 and provide the ingredients for strategic planning.A personal goal is something that you, as an individual, want to achieve.We often think of making money as our primary personal goal. Personal goals may include finishing a college degree, spending more time with family, creating a college fund for children, buying a vacation home, getting involved in an organization, doing charitable work, etc.This first phase of strategic planning requires you to One purpose of the business is to achieve the personal goals of the individuals involved in the business.So each person involved in the business should develop personal goals.Building and strengthening relationships with suppliers will contribute to the long-term sustainability of your farming operation, so mention your suppliers in the business plan.The Farm Business Planning course will be offered once in the fall and once in the winter. You will then need to pay through Event Brite here.