Classes & Workshops

 

Value-Added Producer Grant Q & A Sessions (Duvall) Dec 11 2017
10:00am
12:00pm

Are you planning on applying for the USDA Value-Added Producer grant? Plan to attend on of the four intensive group Q & A sessions to help you prepare!

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Value-Added Producer Grant Q & A Sessions (Friday Harbor) Dec 13 2017
11:00am
1:00pm

Are you planning on applying for the USDA Value-Added Producer grant (deadline January 31, 2018)? Plan to attend on of the four intensive group Q & A sessions to help you prepare!

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Cornell's Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation Jan 8 2018 8:00am
Jan 12 2018 5:00pm

Would you like to gain a thorough understanding of cider & perry and acquire the skills & knowledge necessary to make quality products? Then, this is THE class to attend!!

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Cooperatives and How They Work: Legal Structures Jan 16 2018
1:00pm
5:00pm

Legal Structures, Tax Laws, and Board Policies: This1/2 day workshop is geared towards existing cooperatives and groups that are considering a cooperative start-up.

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Access to Capital: Supported Lending Programs Jan 23 2018
8:45am
4:30pm

SBA and USDA Supported Lending Programs: NABC invites mid-to-large scale farm and food-related business to an all-day event to meet face-to-face with representatives of lending programs and financial institutions that provide loans from $25,000 to more than $2M.

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Getting Your Products Into the Market Jan 30 2018
8:45am
4:30pm

For Beginning and Small Farms and Food Related Businesses: The workshop will feature a panel of buying experts from the grocery, restaurant, and institutional food service industries. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from “real-life” experts.

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Access to Capital: Funding Options Feb 6 2018
8:45am
4:30pm

Crowd Funding, Private Offerings, and Sale of Non-voting Shares of Stock: This workshop will provide participants with information and a variety of strategies to consider.

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Cooperatives and How They Work: Membership & Capital Drives Feb 13 2018
1:00pm
5:00pm

Come and hear from successful cooperative and membership organizations. Learn what it takes to attract and engage new members.

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Building A Business Plan Feb 14 2018
8:45am
4:30pm

For Beginning and Small Farms, and Food Related Businesses: This workshop, presented by NABC staff with more than 20 years of business planning experience, will take you step-by-step through all of the components of the business plan.

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Product Development For Value-Added Foods Mar 6 2018
8:45am
5:00pm

This workshop is geared to small scale producers of preserves, sauces, dressings and vinegars, snacks, baked goods and other value-added products.

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WSU's Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation Mar 12 2018 8:30am
Mar 16 2018 4:00pm

This five-day course located in Washington's Skagit Valley provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum is taught by fermentation specialist, Bri Ewing, and includes information regarding cider culture, production, science, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials.

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Economic Opportunities for Latino Farmers March 2018 Mar 31 2018
12:00pm
5:00pm

Come listen and learn directly from two amazing Minnesota Latino cooperatives. The workshop will also feature local business development assistance providers including NABC, Community Action of Skagit County, Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, Viva Farms and WSU Skagit Extension.

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WSU's Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation Jun 4 2018 8:30am
Jun 8 2018 4:00pm

This five-day course provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum is taught by WSU fermentation specialist, Bri Ewing, and includes information regarding cider culture, production, science, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials. The course is located at the University of Idaho Food Technology Center in Caldwell, ID, less than 30 miles from the Boise airport.

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Contact Us

Northwest Agriculture Business Center
419 South 1st Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2924
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-2924

Tel: (360) 336-3727
Fax: (360) 336-3751
Toll free: (888) 707-2021
TTY/ TRS users: dial 711
Email: info@AgBizCenter.org

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