Business Planning for Farmer Entrepreneurs Class Begins October 17

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N.C. Cooperative Extension of Orange County and SCORE of Chapel Hill are offering a Business Planning class for current and aspiring farmers beginning on October 17, 2019. Students who participate in the class will also have an opportunity to work with a SCORE mentor who will help teach and guide novice business owners along their entrepreneurial journey.

Most farmers’ primarily think about production issues, but running a successful farm business is about much more. Writing a business plan is a great first step in educating business owners about all aspects of their business and being prepared for unexpected issues that will assuredly occur.

This class is part of the PLANT Beginning Farmer program run by N.C. Cooperative Extension of Orange County that started in 2008. It will meet for five sessions lasting from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights from October 17 through November 21 (there will not be a class on Halloween night). The class will meet at the office at 306-E Revere Road, Hillsborough, NC  27278. This class costs $100 per student. Please register online. The registration deadline is October 11.

Anyone interested in this class or any aspect of the Beginning Farmer Program can call Mike Lanier at 919/245-2063 to discuss their interest.