Webinars and Workshops as Part of Our Specialty Crop Block Grant Series
Countryside Conservancy and Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association have teamed up to bring a monthly series of webinars designed to address the business and production aspects of managing successful produce operations. These webinars are free, and are also available online if you are unable to attend live. The webinars are made possible through a grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the State of Ohio and the United States Department of Agriculture under the provisions of the Specialty Crop Block Grant.
Taxes 101 & 201
Taxes For Farmers 101: October 8, 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Taxes For Farmers 201: November 5, 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm
In this complimentary pair of webinars, Mary Ann Burger, CPA and owner of The Number Manager Inc., will reinforce good record keeping and bookkeeping practices, give a comprehensive look at the forms most used in the agricultural industry, provide an understanding of definitions pertaining to farm income and expenses, and deliver a thorough explanation of Schedule F. Click here to register for Taxes For Farmers 101, and click here to register for Taxes For Farmers 201.
Introduction to Crowd Funding
November 19, 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm
When it comes to crowd funding, what works and what doesn't? What's the difference between a campaign that raises $500 and one that raises $5,000? How do you even get started? Join Bob Cohen, CEO and Director of Business Assistance at Braintree Business Development Center for an overview of crowd funding and how to start your own campaign. We'll also hear from Lisa Daris of Lucky Penny Farm & Creamery, whose Kickstarter campaign raised over $11,000, exceeding their original goal and successfully launching a new product. Register here.
Online Ordering Systems
December 3, 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Utilizing online ordering systems can streamline service for both you and your customers, strengthening that relationship in the process. Heather Walters of Basket of Life Farm will discuss her positive experience with Small Farm Central and give an overview of other systems as well to help you determine which one is right for your business. Click here to register.
Past Webinars in the Series:
You can view past webinars by clicking on the links below:
Taxes for Farmers 101 with Mary Ann Burger of The Number Manager, Inc.
Employees On Your Farm with Tom Green of Kastner, Westman & Wilkins
Selling Produce to Schools with Floyd Davis of Red Basket Farm
Creating a Mission Statement for Your Produce Operation with Katie Myers-Griffith of Countryside Conservancy
Ten Simple Steps to Food Safety with Chris Blanchard of Rock Spring Farm
What's It Worth? Setting Profitable Prices for Multiple Outlets with Chris Blanchard of Rock Spring Farm
Employees on Your Farm with Tom Green of Kastner, Westman & Wilkens
For questions regarding the webinars, contact Heather.