Business of Farming Indian Country
Every Tuesday Starting February 9, 2021 - 6-8pm

The Business of Farming in Indian Country is for 10 weeks, held virtually, and complimentary.  In this course, farmers will learn how to build the perfect business plan to move their farm and small agribusiness forward.
A Certificate of Completion presented to participants at conclusion. Hosted by Robeson Community College.
SPACE IS LIMITED. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Check out more details about the Series below!

Series Curriculum

Every course has a certificate of completion and those that attend at least 4 in the series will receive an additional certification and have access to other business development support opportunities.

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Week 1 Legal Structures & Business Framework

Kick start or expand your farm business by finding which business structure works best for your goals. Learn the fundamentals of the business operations and how they work. Learn to think outside of the box on which business entity might be best for you.

Week 2 Site Analysis & Exploring Your Potential

Explore how you can learn your farms potential through analysis of all land and equipment so you can explore and move your business to its full potential. You will learn to think strategically in making decisions that will enhance your capacity.

Week 3 Understanding Your Market and Customers

Learn how to find your niche, business concept and opportunity. Explore how you can fine tune your value proposition and begin to explore which customers are best for your business. Learn how to find the right customer for you –and keep them.

Week 4 Financial Planning for Your Business 

You will learn how to understand your business financials so that you can make smart and strategic decisions that will make you profitable. You will explore all areas of business finance so that you are confident in your decision making as you move your business into a profitable venture. 

Week 5 Maximizing Your Profits and “Belt-Tightening”

Have you ever wondered if you are fully maximizing your profits? You will learn how to analyze decisions based on data and opportunities within the market so that you can reduce costs, expand profits, and grow a successful business.

Week 6 Business Operations & HR

Learn how to ensure your business operations are designed for success. Hiring the right people for the task at hand is critical for any small business and you will learn the tips on how to find and grow the talent your business will rely on.

Week 7 Pasture Raised Chickens

This two-hour session will cover site selection along with the required facilities & infrastructure to raise pasture poultry. The session will also provide an overview of the necessary production systems to ensure success in raising your poultry. Specific emphasis will be placed on determining the most appropriate breed selection. Also covered will be basic animal care/husbandry issues. Finally, the session will provide an overview of typical start-up costs, processing options as well as how to market your product.

Week 8 Pasture Raised Cows and Calves

This two-hour session will cover site selection along with the required facilities & infrastructure to raise pasture cows. The session will also provide an overview of the necessary production systems to ensure success in raising your cows. Specific emphasis will be placed on determining the most appropriate breed selection. Also covered will be basic animal care/husbandry issues. Finally, the session will provide an overview of typical start-up costs, processing options as well as how to market your product. 

Week 9 Market Garden Design, Barn Storage, Tractors and Equipment

This two-hour session will cover site selection along with the required facilities & infrastructure to grow a market garden, including an overview of the necessary equipment. The session will also provide an overview of insect and disease control. Specific emphasis will be placed on determining the most appropriate variety selection. Also covered will be issues related to production systems. Finally, the session will provide an overview of typical start-up costs, post-harvest handling options as well as how to market your product. 

Week 10 Drones and Agriculture 

This two-hour seminar is intended for those folks who want to start a drone services agribusiness, a rapidly growing industry. You will learn about setting up a successful & legal drone business, what it takes to obtain a Commercial Drone Pilot license, types of drone equipment available, and the most profitable market segments.  

Weekly Facebook Live on Mondays at 2pm EST: Lunch with the Instructor

We invite you to join us on Facebook Live every Tuesday with the Business of Farming instructor and facilitator, Roxanne Bailey-Reed. Roxanne will answer all your questions regarding the Business of Farming program and even give you tips on how to succeed as a farmer and grow your business.

Business of Farming FB Private Group 

Join our private Business of Farming in Indian Country group for exclusive content. Also, you’ll get to meet other entrepreneurs like you!

Business of Farming FAQs Meet & Greet Video Recording (Click here to watch)

Business of Farming FAQs Meet & Greet PPT (Click here to download)

To enroll, please click here to register.

For more information or for help with registering, please contact Roxanne Bailey Reed at (910) 340-0364 or roxanne@granittraininggroup.com.