2013 Workshop Series Announced: Transitioning to Value-Added Products

Starting in January 2013, NABC is reprising our very popular TVA (Transition to Value-Added) Product workshop series. Supported by a USDA Value Added Producers Grant, this workshop series offers comprehensive, business oriented classes for farmers, ranchers, and nursery/greenhouse operators to provide the tools and know-how necessary to develop and launch a new value-added product into the market place!

Courses Planned for 2013*


  • 10: To Market, To Market! – Part 1: Know Your Customers
  • 25: Value-Added Dairy


  • Value-Added Floral, Nursery, Medicinal Herb
  • 12: Local Food Hubs-Powered by Local Orbit
  • 23: To Market, To Market! – Part 2: Move Your Product


  • Value-Added Prepared Foods
  • IGFC Meat Cutting Workshop
  • Craft Distilling
  • Season Extension Strategies


  • Access to Capital
  • Pastured Poultry Production


  • Keeping Track of Your Farm Business
  • Cooperatives 101


  • Business of Making Hard Cider


  • Business of Growing Cider Apples
  • Orchard Management – Cider Fruit Production
  • Cider Making – Principles & Practice


  • Access to Capital


  • Business of Craft Distilling


  • Winemaking – Harvest To Tasting


  • Cider & Perry Production – Advanced

*Spanish and Hmong translation available upon request

Stay connected to NABC for details on dates, times and registrations. Want to learn more? Contact the NABC office: Phone: 360-336-3727 Email: info@agbizcenter.org or visit our website at: www.agbizcenter.org

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