Get a feel for the event by watching this video from our 2013 Business of Farming Conference.
ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference is a day of learning and networking for those involved in local food and farming. Each year, approximately 250 area farmers, agriculture professionals, and business and marketing specialists attend tailored 90-minute workshops, meet with restaurant and wholesale buyers, tour Warren Wilson’s farm and garden, and celebrate the start of the season. If you’re currently farming or seriously considering farming as a profession, you won’t want to miss our next conference! Check back later this year for 2014 registration details.
When: Saturday, February 22, 2014 (8 am- 5:30 pm)
Where: Warren Wilson College: 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778
Questions: Call us at 828-236-1282.
2013 workshop topics included:
- Food safety certification
- Selling more at farmers markets
- Promoting your CSA
- Selling to wholesale buyers
- Managing labor on the farm
- Hosting families and school groups
- Easy website and blog platforms
- Adding value to your products *new
- Agritourism: opportunities and risks *new
Business of Farming Conference Exhibitors
Are you looking for ways to connect with farmers and tell them about your organization or business? ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference is a great way to get the word out about your offerings and services to regional farmers and professionals.
Email gro.snoitcennocpasanull@stneve to be added to our 2014 conference exhibitor interest list!
Directions, Map, and Accommodations
- Holiday Inn – Biltmore East at Blue Ridge Parkway – 828-298-5611
- Motel 6 – 828-299-3040
- Days Inn – 828-298-4000
- Super 8 – 828-298-7952
Most of Asheville is within 15-20 minutes of the conference site, and Asheville has more than 6,000 hotel rooms. There is no need to restrict yourself to these four choices.
The following establishments are within 30 minutes of Asheville. You’ll find additional options in the B&B’s/Farm Lodging section of ASAP’s Local Food Guide. Being 30 minutes from Asheville, some may be 40 minutes from the conference site. Also note that some are rural and may be difficult to access in inclement weather, so ask the farmer/innkeeper if you have concerns about travel distances.