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Farm and Food Business Training

CCE Sullivan’s Farm and Food Business Training Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

CCE Sullivan received a grant from the USDA’s Rural Business Development program to create a Farm and Food Business Training Program over the course of 1 year. The program offers a step-by-step, hands-on approach to developing business and marketing plans for your farm or food business, along with providing technical assistance on licensing, permitting, value-added productions, and more. The series also offers pathways to funding and other support services to help new businesses get off the ground, and existing businesses to improve and expand operations. In addition to technical assistance, CCE is providing workshops on business planning, marketing, permitting and licensing, and value-added production. New or existing farm and food businesses that participate in our business and marketing workshops also receive access to one on one assistance from professional consultants. These consultants can help to review your business and/or marketing plan for FREE!

ACCESS TO FUNDING

The Farm and Food Business Training Program offers participants pathways to funding and other support services to help new farm and food businesses get off the ground, and existing farm and food businesses to improve and expand their operations. New and existing businesses that participate in the training program may be eligible for low-interest loans through the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development. For Spring 2022, we are offering a 6-week intense training series. Graduates of the training series may receive access to funding to implement their marketing plans. More information to come. 

Last updated March 17, 2022