Our series of Business Curriculum offerings in 2018 was designed to empower Fibershed Producers with basic business, strategic planning, marketing, and financial skills applicable to fiber economy businesses at any stage in development or tenure. We are excited to be able to continue this endeavor through 2019. Our goals are to continue the work we have begun by expanding content into areas of learning that did not fit in the initial training series budget but have been identified as needs of the Fibershed Producer members.

Courses are served “a la carte”, delivered primarily online through live webinars, with 2 of the courses conducted as in-person offerings, and include a suite of practical template-based tools to apply to each specific business.

Courses are accompanied by FREE one-on-one coaching for business and financial operations, techniques, and issues — get in touch to request individual Technical Assistance.

All webinars will be 1-2 hours long. Courses are applicable to Producers at all levels of business experience and are exclusive to Producers with a current membership. 

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Agritourism| Financial Planning

Marketing | Strategic Planning

2019 Course Descriptions

Upcoming Courses

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Adding Value and Hosting Agritourism Events without Adding Legal Complications

Thursday, Sept 19, 9 am, Educator: Rachel Armstrong JD, Farm Commons      Registration link


Workers: Managing Employment Laws through Traditional and Creative Work Arrangements

Monday, Sept 30, 9 am, Educator: Rachel Armstrong JD, Farm Commons      Registration link


Compassionate Communication (3 separate webinars) Session 1Session 2Session 3

Wednesday, Oct 9, Oct 16, & Oct 23, 9 am, Educator: Claudia Kenny, NY State Agricultural Mediation Program / Little Seed Farm

Registration link Session 1      Registration link Session 2      Registration link Session 3


Sales Agreements: Getting the Commitment That Works for Your Business

Monday, Oct 28, 9 am, Educator: Rachel Armstrong JD, Farm Commons      Registration link


Insurance and Liability

Monday, Nov 4, 9 am, Educator: Rachel Armstrong JD, Farm Commons      Registration link


Direct Marketing Meat

Tuesday, December 10, 9 am, Educator: Olivia Tincani, O&Co.      Registration link

Courses presented by Olivia Tincani & Co
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