Utah Building Farmers Program

Utah Building Farmers Program
Direct Markets Track


Ogden, Utah 
October 23, 25, 30, and November 1, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
November 8, 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Small farmers, ranchers, food processors/developers, master gardeners, etc. can refine and enhance their business development, management and marketing skills at the Utah Building Farmers Program evening class series.

The Utah Building Farmers Program is designed for those looking to develop business and marketing plans for sales at direct market outlets (farmers’ markets, CSAs, farm stands, restaurants, etc.), experienced farmers and ranchers looking to retool, refine and enhance their current business, and next generation farmers and ranchers returning to the family farm and seeking new or alternative enterprises to enhance existing production.

Producers of all levels of experience are encouraged to participate. As part of the program, participants complete a business plan that includes feedback from peers and local experts. Participants will also have the opportunity for mentorships with experienced farmers and other chances to gain experience with production, financial, and business planning consultants.

Participants will develop new connections in their local areas for inputs, specialized production, extending the growing season, marketing outlets and credit and loan programs.

Registration fee is $80 for all five sessions and includes dinner and program materials.  Meals allow opportunities for participants to network, and the class series runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening.  Registration is limited to 20 participants.

For more information contact Kynda Curtis, (435)797-0444 or kynda.curtis@usu.edu
Funding for the workshop is provided by the USDA-Risk Management Agency and Utah State University Extension.

Registration Form