University of Illinois Extension to Host Seminar for Farmers

BOONE COUNTY (WIFR) -- As the demand for local, sustainable grown food continues to rise, farmers are working to meet the demand through the creation of small-scale entrepreneurial farm businesses. To facilitate these new farm businesses and address the needs of a new generation of aspiring entrepreneurial farmers, the University of Illinois Extension will host “Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?” on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Boone County Extension office, 205 Cadillac Court, Unit 5 in Belvidere.

This program is designed to help people who are considering starting a farm and to explore ideas they should think through before starting and managing a farm-based business. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet experienced farmers and to ask questions about different successful farm enterprises.

Topics covered will include: resource assessment, goal setting, financial planning & marketing options.

This workshop will be presented by Ellen Phillips, Local Food Systems & Small Farms Educator from the University of Illinois Extension. Cost for this program is $5 per person and includes handouts. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, October 17, 2013. For more information or to register please call University of Illinois Extension, Boone County at 815-544-3710 or visit us online at
If a reasonable accommodation is needed in order to participate, please contact Boone County Extension at 815-544-3710.

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