Farm & Value-Added Food Business Training – October 26-27

Urban Farming is a Business! Join the Midwest Urban Farming Institute for an 2-day intensive training for start-up or continuing urban farmers and value-added food producers looking to create a sustainable business.

Seeking direction, a business model, a good plan, good record keeping, or plans to scale up your business? If you answered YES to any of these questions, this training is for YOU! Learn financial skill for new, emerging, or established enterprises needing to scale up using best practices. Also, learn how to engage support from resources of the broader agri-industry ecosystem.

Topics include:

Economically-sustainable business models
Realistic planning for funding your company’s growth
Financial systems and statements
Structuring capital requirements…and more!


Tera Johnson, Director/Founder of the Food Finance Institute and teraswhey
Orrin Williams, Food Systems Coordinator, University of Illinois at Chicago
Paul Dietmann, Loan Officer and Emerging Market Specialist, Badgerland Financial

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 26-27
10am – 5pm both days
700 E. 79th Street, Chicago, IL.

To register:

This event is sponsored by Badgerland Financial, University of Illinois Extension, Alderman Roderick Sawyer 6th Ward, Alderman Howard Brookins 21st Ward, and the USDA.

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