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Wheels Up Program – Helping your farm business take off

 

(Upper Marlboro, MD) – Have you been farming for more than 3 years?  Are you ready to move from your start-up “Survive” business model to a better “Thriving Business” model? At some point, every farmer has to acknowledge that the business has undergone some unexpected changes. The Wheels Up training program leads participants through a process of re-envisioning, reframing and re-strategizing their business. This class will prepare you for the challenges of the next phase of business development that is also in sync with their life goals.

The program will consist of 4 class sessions plus "one-on-one" consultation support by appointment at the conclusion scheduled class sessions.

Class components:

  • revisiting mission and goals and handling change in a business,
  • addressing production and human resource challenges,
  • understanding what a financial statement can tell you,
  • and developing diversified marketing strategies.

Since each participant will have a different priority for their business, each participant will also create their own learning contract to have completed by the conclusion of the project.

The 4 class sessions will meet at the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District, 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Large Conference Room, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 on Tuesday evenings in October from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 3
  • Tuesday, October 10
  • Tuesday, October 17
  • Tuesday, October 24

The tuition cost is $45 per person which includes all materials. Registration is through the University of Maryland Extension Eventbrite online system or by calling 301-432-2767 ext. 301.

For further information about workshop content, contact Ginger S. Myers, University of Maryland Extension Specialist at gsmyers@umd.edu, 301-432-2767 ext.338. Pre-payment and registration are required for this workshop.

In-House Coordinator: Kim Rush Lynch, Agriculture Marketing Specialist, Prince George's County.

The “Wheels Up” business training program is offered in partnership between the University of Maryland Extension and Future Harvest-CASA. It may be the business up-grade training you need to help your business “take off.”

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