MONACA, Pa. — Penn State Cooperative Extension will hold the program “Income Opportunities in Agriculture” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.
Whatever your background, if you have ever thought about starting a small farm, participation in this workshop will allow you to seek practical information and discover for yourself how to apply what you learned to your own situation.
The morning topics will include an introduction to farm business planning, marketing, financing a farm, value added and insurance.
During the afternoon, breakout sessions with six to eight topics will cover production enterprises and quick-start techniques.
Pastured pork, fruit and vegetable production, farm biofuel, sheep and agri-tourism microbrewery are just some of the informative afternoon discussions presented by western Pennsylvania farmer-experts.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions from people with first hand, real world experiences.
The cost is $55 which includes materials, refreshments and lunch. A second person from the farm or family costs an additional $50.
Call the Beaver County Cooperative Extension Office at 724-774-3003 to make reservations.