ASAP offers workshops and training opportunities for farmers, educators, students, farmers markets, and the general public. We host several conferences and one-time workshops, and partner with many regional agencies to provide business and marketing assistance to farmers.
Support for these workshops has been provided in part by:
ASAP’s 2020 Business of Farming Conference
February 22, 2020, 8 am–4 pm
AB Tech Conference Center, Asheville, NC
ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference brings together professional farmers from across the Southeast region to network and share resources to grow their farm businesses. At the conference farmers learn about marketing, business planning, branding, and management from regional experts and innovative farmers. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers, and those seriously considering farming as a profession.
View our community events calendar at fromhere.org for upcoming events and trainings in the region.
Webinars and Video Presentations
Requires creating a free Zoom account. Webinar begins at 18 minutes 12 seconds into the recording.
Where does your money go? Every farm and business needs accurate record keeping to be able to keep up with tax requirements and serve as a guide for planning. This workshop is an overview to the world of record keeping, bookkeeping and accounting for farm business owners designed to demystify the subject and serve as a guide to getting started or improving the systems you have in place. Included will be examples of record keeping practices and strategies in place by Jason Roehrig of Tumbling Shoals Farm that they use to gather important information about profitability of crops and enterprises. Led by Barry Gupton of Mountain BizWorks, Jason Roehrig of Tumbing Shoals Farm, and Gary Guinn of FSA.
Farm Business Financials Part A & B
Requires creating a free Zoom account.
Part A (begins at 1 hr. 50 minutes): Financial success in business rarely comes by accident, this session focuses on introducing basic business financial planning and analysis techniques that are vital in creating profitability for farming enterprises. We will look at topics such determining your cost structure, evaluating revenue streams and creating break-even analysis. Part A is a general overview of farm business financial management principles and practice.
Part B: Financial success in business rarely comes by accident, this session focuses on introducing basic business financial planning and analysis techniques that are vital in creating profitability for farming enterprises. We will look at topics such as determining your cost structure, evaluating revenue streams and creating break-even analysis. Part B will look at specific examples of methods in place at Tumbling Shoals Farms to glean important financial information such as sales by product classes.
This presentation by ASAP’s Mike McCreary educates vendors and market managers about best practices for improving sales at farmer’s markets. Additional resources for farmers market vendors and managers can be found here.
Scroll through workshops and trainings from ASAP staff, regional farmers, and local agricultural and business professionals on ASAP’s slideshare.net site. Find comprehensive presentations on business and marketing topics, including business and financial planning, direct marketing and wholesale marketing strategies, media, agritourism, food safety, farm to school, and much more.