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Farming for Wholesale 101 - Bangor

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FARMING FOR WHOLESALE 101

Registration is OPEN for 2019. Please register by December 28th!

Farming for Wholesale helps farmers participate in, or scale up for, wholesale markets through ongoing farm business planning assistance combined with day-long workshops. 

This track is for experienced farmers who currently sell some wholesale and want to expand, and farmers who want to start selling to wholesale markets.

Drawing on a panel of business experts from around the state, as well as other growers, we’ll uncover the story your own financial records are telling you, and develop your ability to talk with potential wholesale buyers about your products.

During the program, you’ll have a chance to:

  • Use last year’s actual records to find your most (& least) profitable crops.

  • Learn how to keep and read financial records so that they are useful to you.

  • Identify potential customers and evaluate their fit for your farm or product.

  • Practice doing market research and putting marketing tactics together into a strategy for wholesale.

  • Create and analyze different scenarios for your farm business using profitability audits, financing options, and customer information to make the best planning decisions for your farm. (How to evaluate which crops to expand or diminish, what investments to make or avoid, and so on.)

  • Following the workshops, you will receive technical assistance tailored to your goals.

When and Where:

Bangor Public Library

Saturdays 9AM-4PM

January 5th, 12th, February 2nd (Snow date: February 9th)

Saco Grange #53

Mondays 1-8PM

January 14th, 28th, February 11th (Snow date: February 25th)

Cost: $500 registration fee. Upon completion of the workshops and your successful participation in technical assistance, you will be awarded a $1,000 seed grant. There is a net gain of $500 to your farm!

Scholarships and reimbursements are available! Please do not let upfront cost prevent you from joining us! Contact Alex for details: alex@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Please direct questions to alex@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

Earlier Event: January 28
Farming for Wholesale 101 - Saco
Later Event: February 11
Farming for Wholesale 101 - Saco