Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Amherst, MA
This is the fifth workshop in CISA’s seven-workshop series focused on financial management and business decision-making. What should you consider when assessing new opportunities? When farms assess new enterprises, investments, markets, or products, they need to consider many factors, including how the new activity will impact personal needs, family life, seasonal schedule, and existing enterprises. In addition, new risks might arise as a result of the new activity and those need to be planned for, too. Missy Bahret, from Old Friends Farm, will discuss the broad implications of business decisions and give you tools for identifying and weighing these risks, challenges, and opportunities. Paul Lacinski from Sidehill Farm will share his experience with making business decisions and Dan Kaplan from Brookfield Farm will share his practice with regard to quality of life issues. Cost to attend the series is $60 for Local Hero Members, or $12 per workshop. The non-member fee is $75 for the series, $15 per workshops. To register, contact Devon Whitney-Deal or 413-665-7100 x 22.
Location: Bramble Hill, 593 S. Pleasant Street, Amherst