The Business of Farming course is for six weeks, held virtually, and free of charge. In this course, farmers will learn how to build the perfect business plan to move their farm and small agribusiness forward. Although it is held for six weeks, students have the opportunity to attend the classes week by week, without the six-week commitment.
Our 6-Week Business Series is now available each week for download! You can join the Series at any time! If you miss a class, do not worry – they are all recorded. You can still receive your Certificate simply by following the link below to sign into each Weekly Module. We highly encourage every student to complete the six-week program to ensure the most robust learning experience, but it is not required.
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.
Click HERE to register, week by week:
Week 1: Legal Structures and Business Framework
Kick start 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.
Join us for a FB live session with the Business of Farming course instructor and facilitator, Roxanne Bailey-Reed. She 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.
No registration link is required. Join us live on our timeline, weekly, every Thursday at noon!
Business of Farming FAQs
We held two Meet & Greet virtual sessions where we answered all your most frequently asked questions regarding the Business of Farming program. Here are the resources we’re sharing with you if you were unable to attend:
FAQs Meet & Greet Video Recording (Click here to watch)
Business of Farming FAQs Meet & Greet PPT (Click here to download)
For more information or for help with registering, please contact Roxanne Bailey Reed at (910) 340-0364 or email@example.com.
You can now register and obtain a Business of Farming in Indian Country Program Certification by taking the courses online for free, at your own pace.
To get started, fill out the form below:
After completing each weekly module and chatting with an online instructor you will receive you course certificate.
If you are already enrolled in the Series and have attended the Live Classes, you will not need to complete the recorded modules unless you choose to for a refresher of the information.