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Where's the Dollar in your Yard...New Farmer Training

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Where’s the Dollar in Your Yard?

New Farmer Training

When:           Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:             9:00 AM to Noon

Where:         Cook County Farm Bureau Meeting Room

Fee:              $20.00-member fee; $30 non-member

Registration:  Early registration is recommended due to space limitations and material preparation.  For more information and to register call Cook County Farm Bureau at 708.354.3276; on-line registration at the Member Center at cookcfb.org.

Join the growing agricultural community who are creating adventures in their backyard by growing food, producing honey, and finding natural resource opportunities on their property or for land they are looking to purchase.  By looking outside the box and finding your niche enterprise you may be able to make a little or a lot of money.   

Need ideas for putting your land to work for you?  Or do you have an idea and need to know what to do next?  Whether it is starting a backyard farm or keeping it simple by raising honey bees, this workshop will help you evaluate your options as you begin planning your enterprise. If you live in the country, suburbs, or an urban area, and are interested in earning additional revenue from your land consider joining us at the Cook County Farm Bureau in Countryside, IL on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM to noon.  This workshop will provide practical, common-sense information to explore starting an ag enterprise including:

Evaluating Your Resource: Land, soil, water, people
Accessing the Help You Need: Training and educational opportunities
Marketing Your Products: Finding a market
Cook Co Do’s and Don’ts for Ag: Rules/ Regs you need to know
Business Planning Tools: planning and analyzing the finances of the farm
Risk: Legal and Liability Considerations: Risks to think about, insurance to consider
Moving Your Ag Enterprise from “Paper” to "Business": Finding land and money
Realities from the Farm: producers share their experiences