University of Maryland Extension

Marketing Essentials

2015 Starting a Small Commerical Farm Intensive for Local Market
When: 
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
Address: 
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
United States
Description/Notes: 

The focus of this workshop series is small-scale production, expecially for people interested in starting or improving their small farm success. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations including fruits and vegetables using conventional, sustainable, and organic methods. The program series ends with a look at how livestock can enhance a small farming operation.
Registration is required.

Wednesday, Jan 28 – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Marketing Essentials

Mark Powell and Ginger Myers

Marketing is critical to any farm operation. Topics discussed briefly will include: developing a marketing plan, determining the potential of sales opportunities, finding a niche, value-added products, starting a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) on your farm, and other opportunities in direct marketing and wholesale.

The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be key components for farm profitability. This program is the result of collaboration among University of Maryland Extension-Baltimore County office, Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Beginner Farmer Training Program, and several agricultural professionals including successful farmers. Additional partners include The Farm Alliance of Baltimore City and Real Food Farm for the urban series.m

Cost: 
$50 per person for the 9 part series, $30 for the 3 part, $70 for both
Contact: 
Ellen Blake
Contact Email: 
eblake@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
410-887-8090
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