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The Utah Building Farmers program builds agricultural community and capacity through classroom and experiential learning. The Direct Market Track is a series of eight evening classes designed to help both new and experienced farmers refine and enhance their business development, management, and marketing skills to succeed in direct market outlets, such as farmers' markets, roadside stands, CSAs, and restaurants.
Dinner is included and provides time for socializing and networking. Sessions explore content useful to all levels of experience. Newer agricultural producers learn in this community of producer students and teachers. The program thrives on participation from producers of all levels of experience.
Completing the program provides participants with:
"Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution."
Information to come.
Began as a regional partnership to build community and capacity among a new generation of direct market farmers and local food systems.For additional information, contact:
Dawn Thilmany McFadden
Jo Ann Warner
Initially funded by the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (grant award number 2009-49400-05877).