Small Farms Summer Webinar Series Presents: Is Your Farm Business Structured for Success?

unnamed 1pkx9iqThe Cornell Small Farms Program Summer Webinar Presents: Is Your Farm Business Structured for Success? on Wed. July 19, from 12-1pm.

For decades, farmers have relied on the CSA model and farmers’ markets to retail their produce and finance their farm operations. In recent years, farmers have anecdotally expressed that they are increasingly competing with farms, stores, and other market options offering more choices for customers.
In the fall of 2016, Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), Temple University’s Fox School of Business, and Lundale Farm were partners in a USDA funded Specialty Crop Block Grant to identify and disseminate best practices for community-supported agriculture (CSA) and direct-to- consumer business models that are profitable and sustainable for small produce farms in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This presentation shares the research results and recommendations that emerged from this grant, entitled: Evaluating and Identifying Successful Business Models and Challenges for Specialty Crop Farmers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. These findings were featured as workshops at recent conferences: NESAWG 2016, CASA 2017, and PASA 2017.
Marilyn Anthony, previously Eastern Regional Director for PASA; Executive Director of Lundale Farm; and presently Assistant Professor of Practice, Strategic Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University, will share the report findings and encourage discussion of the business challenges facing farmers.

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