Learning Opportunities for Women Interested in Gardening, Farming, and Ranching

Attention women who are getting started in gardening, farming, and ranching. We’ve got learning opportunities for you! All the workshops listed below are $5, include lunch, and you must register in advance to Virginia Meyer, virginiam@cfra.org or 402.992.5134.

Farm Dreams | April 12, 2014,10:30am-2:30pm, Syracuse Public Library, 496 6th St, Syracuse, NE

The Farm Dreams Workshop is an entry level, four-hour, workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common sense information on whether farming or ranching is the next step for them. Participants will be able to examine their resources, skills and motivations for farming/ranching and develop a plan for moving forward toward their farming goals.

Farm Business Financing | May 10, 1014 10:30-2:30pm, Lewis and Clark Center, 100 Valmont Drive, Nebraska City, NE

The Farm Business Financing Workshop is an intensive business planning and farm financing course designed to help women farmers and ranchers design a business plan and access financing for their agricultural operations. A well organized and thoughtful business plan is a key step for beginning farmers and ranchers who want to finance their operations.  

Selling at Farmers Markets | June 7, 2014 11:30-2:30pm, Breadeux Pizza, 1425 Silver Street, Ashland, NE

We’ve got tips and tricks to help you rock the Farmers Market. This workshop will focus on making the most of selling at farmers markets including location, building a customer base, product, presentation, price, and the art of selling. This workshop is perfect for those getting started or those thinking about selling at farmers market.

Selling through a CSA | June 21, 2014 11:30am-3:30pm, Webermeier Public Library, 617 2nd Street, Milford, NE 68405

Learn more about selling through a Community Supported Agriculture or CSA system. Advantages of selling through CSA include customers paying up front, which generates operating capital, and CSAs can build loyal customers who buy reliably from your farm. Attend this workshop to learn more about selling through a CSA.