The online Farm Dreams workshop series will be held over three consecutive Mondays in October (17, 24 and 31) from 6-8 pm. Each session will include exercises and guided discussion to help aspiring farmers assess their skills and resources, and provide direction for next steps in building a farm business.
Join us as we explore what local food & sustainability in our community looks like while enjoying short films, panelist discussions, art, locally made appetizers, and a cash bar.
Looking for ways to decrease waste, increase efficiency, and grow your customer base? Learn how to do all three in our launch your own cottage food or value-added farm enterprise course! What you’ll learn This course will give you the tools to launch a new farm enterprise! From developing your product to selling it, we’ll […]
Is your farm business growing? Are you looking to get your produce into new markets? Working with a distributor may be the right path for you! WHAT IS A DISTRIBUTOR?Food distributors act as the middleman between the farmer and the customer, or retailer. They purchase farm-grown products directly from the farm, then sell them to […]
New Farmer U Like any small business owner, farmers need to understand the basics of business to be successful. Without adequate markets, you can’t make a living. Without a business plan, you make choices willy-nilly. Without solid financial planning and recordkeeping, it’s hard to assess the success of your business. So often, folks get into […]
October 1, 2022 | Orpheum Theatre, Champaign, IL
You are invited to join us for our 7th annual farm-to-table culinary competition and fundraising event, The Artisan Cup & Fork. The 2022 event will take place at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Champaign and celebrate the local food and people who make our meals possible.