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NABC Hosts Business Skills Intensive for Mid-Scale Farms

Looking to grow your farm business into a thriving and resilient enterprise? Seeking a strong foundation to scale up your production and systems? The Resilerator is like a business accelerator, but with an emphasis on long term sustainability instead of the rapid pursuit of short term profits. 

Join the Northwest Agriculture Business Center for an 11 week business skills intensive. Limited to a small number of growers, this cohort-based program will meet weekly for discussions with experts and farmer peer-to-peer support.

The program will begin with each participant completing a thorough Business Resilience Self-assessment. During the program, participants will use the self-assessment to identify goals and actions to be taken, and, at the end of the program, each participant will receive an hour of one-on-one technical assistance related to their goals.

What will be covered? Topics covered include business structures, labor, accounting and taxation, credit and cash flow, insurance, environmental and marketing regulations, and branding.

Who is eligible to participate? This agricultural intensive has been designed for (but is not limited to) mid-scale farmers who: 

  • Operate in Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom, Lewis, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Mason, or Pierce counties. 
  • Can commit to ~40 hours of time over three months 
  • Have a current gross farm income of ~$100,000 or higher annually 
  • Have been in operation for three or more years 
  • Have been selling wholesale at least one year or accessing market channels beyond farmers market and CSA 

NABC will accept up to 15 farms into the program. Each farm is encouraged to attend with all of the owners and key business managers.

To express your interested in NABC’s next Resilerator educational series, please contact NABC HERE.