Business Planning

New Entry 2020 Food Hub Annual Report

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New Entry Food Hub provides market access to beginning farmers, market-based training, and produce aggregation and distribution services to a broad array of consumers.  We operate a Community Supported Agriculture program, food access programs for food insecure families and individuals, and donate produce to food banks and pantries, transitional living centers, and other social service agencies.  Learn more about our 2020 Food Hub operations and impact - COVID-19 had an outsized impact on access to quality food and our farmers stepped up and met the need!

Plain Language Guide to Finding, Assessing, and Securing Farmland in MA

In this Guide to Finding, Assessing, and Securing Farmland in Massachusetts, written in Plain Language, you will learn about:

•Determining the right kind of farmland for you
•Deciding what type of land tenure situation is right for you
•Starting the networking process
•Conducting farmland site visits
•Understanding your land by using the Web Soil Survey and other online information tools
•Negotiating with landowners and signing an agreement to use the land
•Beginning to farm your land!

10.5.21 // 6:00pm to 11.23.21 // 9:00pm

Farm Business Planning Course (Fall Session)

In this course, you will learn how to: * Create a mission and vision for your business * Develop a budget and a plan to fund your business * Create a marketing plan for your business * Set goals and create a timeline for your farm business to grow * Weave those elements together into a cohesive business plan

3.4.21 // 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Making Less Risky Business of Wholesale and Institutional Markets: A networking event and online course for growers and buyers in Eastern MA

This two-hour long event is an opportunity for growers and buyers to network alongside knowledgeable agricultural service providers to help participants: - Build relationships - Better understand costs/pricing - Comply with food safety requirements - Learn about developing contracts

2.11.21 // 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Farm Labor Focus Groups

Join fellow farmers or farm workers interested in designing solutions to farm labor challenges to provide input to innovative farm labor models.

1.12.21 // 6:00pm to 3.2.21 // 9:00pm

Winter Farm Business Planning Course (Registration Open)

The Farm Business Planning course is designed to help you create a written plan to start or expand your farm business.

10.13.20 // 6:00pm to 12.1.20 // 9:00pm

Fall Farm Business Planning Course (Registration Full)

The Farm Business Planning course is designed to help you create a written plan to start or expand your farm business. The Fall session of the Farm Business Planning Course is full, but we still have room in the Winter session starting Jan 12th

10.6.20 // 10:00am to 10.15.20 // 8:30pm

New England Women in Livestock Business

Join us for a two-day focus session where women livestock producers from around New England will tune in virtually to learn how to strengthen communication and improve negotiation skills to become an even more effective employer and business manager.

1.14.20 // 6:00pm to 3.3.20 // 9:00pm

Farm Business Planning Course

The Farm Business Planning course will begin January 14th. The course meets for 8 Tuesday-evening sessions filled with information and activities that will help you write your farm business plan (3 of the 8 classes will be held online). The Farm Business Planning course is designed to help you create a written plan to start or expand your farm business. If you are interested in growing on our incubator farm, you must have a business plan.

1.8.19 // 6:00pm to 2.26.19 // 9:00pm

Farm Business Planning Class

This course meets for 8 evening sessions and is filled with information and activities that will help you write your farm business plan.The Farm Business Planning course is designed to help you create a written plan to start or expand your farm business. If you are interested in growing on our incubator farm, you must have a business plan.

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