The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona

This two-day workshop explores the realities, benefits and challenges of starting a new farming operation in Arizona. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to:
Interact with local producers and lenders.
Visit local farms and farmers market.
Learn from experts in the field about:
Accessing land and capital
Obtaining credit and writing solid business plans
Insurance: what you need and where to get it
Equipment needs for the small farmer
Marketing: CSA, farmers markets, restaurants, grocery stores
The overlooked but crucial role of food safety from farm to market
What method of irrigation should you use?
The value and challenges of having a diversified farm
How to organically certify your farm.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm to Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm


Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 E Broadway Rd
Phoenix AZ 85040
$105 online, discounted to $99 if paying by check until May 2
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