ASAP’S 12th Annual Business of Farming Conference
Register now for ASAP’s 12th Annual Business of Farming Conference, February 13-14, Asheville, NC.
ASAP’s 2015 Business of Farming Conference has moved to UNC Asheville and will be offering new learning opportunities, including pre-conference workshop intensives. The conference features 17 workshop choices, meetings with restaurant chefs, owners, distributors, and grocers in the popular Grower-Buyer Meeting, and exclusive one-on-one consultations with business and marketing professionals and attorneys from Ward and Smith, PA. Spend a day (and some) networking with other farmers while learning valuable tools for growing your farm business.
Early bird registration ends January 15. Attendance is $50 per person or $75 for two farm partners by January 15; or $75 per person or $100 for two farm partners after January 15. Friday afternoon sessions cost $15 per person; $30 after January 15. The conference sells out every year so sign up now to secure your spot! Register online or download and mail an application form.
What can you expect? Click here for a list of Saturday workshops, or learn more about the Lunchtime Grower-Buyer Meetings and Consulting Sessions.
This year start your conference a day early:
To offer more resources we have expanded the Business of Farming Conference to two days for farmers who wish to dig deeper into some current topics. Friday workshops are hosted in multiple locations near Asheville by regional professionals and
farmers. Topics include:
- Agritourism: Opportunities and Considerations for Opening Your Farm to the Public
- Adding Value to Your Farm Products – Processing, Packing and Pricing
- Principles of Fresh Produce Safety and Navigating the USDA GAP Audit
- The Whole Hog: Strategies for Utilization, Working with your Butcher, Pricing and Marketing