UGA SBDC, UGA Extension, and UGA CAES Offer Georgia Farm Business Education Conference on February 27th
Friday, February 8th, 2019
Growers and producers can learn a better understanding of business concepts that they can apply to any agricultural operation.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), UGA Extension, and the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences announces a partnership to bring the Georgia Farm Business Education Conference to Tifton, GA. This is open to all of Georgia and surrounding states.
Georgia Farm Business Education Conference is designed for growers and producers who are ready to take their agricultural operation to the next level. Participants will be allowed to select topics that matter most to them and the growth of their agribusiness. Successful growers & producers are first and foremost business people. Conference participants will take home a better understanding of business concepts that can be applied to any agricultural operation.
The conference will be held at the UGA Tifton Conference Center located at 15 RDC Road in Tifton on February 27, 2019 from 7:30 AM – 4 PM.
“Now, more than ever, growers and producers need to ensure they have implemented good business practices into their operation,” says Heather Sharpe, Business Consultant for UGA SBDC in Albany and member of the planning committee for the program. “For so many agricultural operators – especially those from multi-generational operations – this is a lifestyle. But it is also a business and we want to help provide them with the tools to make sound business decisions so they can continue with the lifestyle they love.”
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about farm business management, discuss crop-specific business tips, hear what lenders are looking for, review best practices for production safety, understand concerns for marketing their product, and hear about policy updates that impact agricultural operators.
Registration for the conference is available online at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-farm-business-education-conference/ or by calling the Albany office at (229) 420-1144.
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training and resources to help Georgia businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of business assistance, the SBDC has 17 offices, including one in Albany, to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. The Albany office serves for profit businesses in 27 Southwest Georgia Counties with no-cost confidential consulting.
The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Anne Chaplin, 125 Pine Avenue, Suite 142, Albany, GA 31707, (229) 420-1144