During fall 2021 and winter 2022 FACT will offer financial training for livestock and poultry farmers to help their farm businesses thrive. We will be partnering with the Food Finance Institute (FFI) based out of the University of Wisconsin, Madison to provide three levels of programming: free webinars, subscriptions on-demand online courses, and a Boot Camp intensive workshop.
*** We are currently accepting applications for on-demand subscriptions and Boot Camp (you can use the same application for both opportunities). The application deadline is October 31. ***
Subscriptions for Online Courses
FACT will provide a limited number of a one-year subscriptions to FFI’s Edible-Alpha digital resource hub ($300 value) which offers both live and on-demand courses and educational content. Content includes courses such as Sources & Uses of Capital Finance Planning Workshop; Getting Your Food Products Online; 13-Week Rolling Cash Flow: Forecasting & Debt; and Building a Valuable Food Brand Course.
Boot camp intensive
20 farms will be selected to participate in a 4-day intensive Boot Camp ($500 value) led by FFI experts and hosted by FACT. The immersive boot camp training arms farmers and ranchers with the knowledge and skills they need to profitably grow their business and raise money, including topics such as:
Financial systems and reports that will stand up to scrutiny by banks and investors
A credible business plan with realistic assumptions about future growth
A digital financial package to share with business stakeholders to support fundraising
The Boot Camp will be held virtually and applicants may choose from two sessions:
Session 1: December 7-8, 2021 and January 11-12, 2022
Session 2: February 1-2 and March 1-2, 2022
The Boot Camp experience includes direct, live instruction and personalized coaching and consultation services. All Boot Camp participants will also receive an annual subscription to the on-demand training described above.
For more information about any of these opportunities, please email Larissa McKenna, FACT’s Humane Farming Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.