Small Farm and Business Workshop Planned

New and existing farmers and small business operators can learn about the basics of starting and growing a small business at a conference presented by local organizations.

The Dubois County Agribusiness Forum will be held November 8th from 6 till 8:30 pm EST at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Annex. The event is free and open to the public, although registration is required due to limited seating and materials.

Topics will include developing a plan for your business, marketing your business, and the nuts and bolts of business loans and financing. Resources will be available on small farm and business issues, as well as programs available from local institutions and funding sources.

Debra DeCourcy of the Indiana Farm Bureau, will explore ways to market a new or existing business, and Brenda Sermersheim with German American Financial Services, will present financial insights into funding your enterprise.

Purdue Extension Educator Ken Eck will present the broader picture on what steps are needed when planning a new or expanding an existing business or farm to increase its chances to grow and succeed.

The forum is being hosted by Purdue Extension – Dubois County, German American Financial Services, and Indiana Farm Bureau.

To register for the forum or for more information, contact the Purdue Extension – Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or duboisces@purdue.edu. Registration is open until November 5th.

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