Business Assistance

CISA provides numerous opportunities for Pioneer Valley farmers to grow their business and agricultural knowledge. CISA staff can offer individualized assistance on topics ranging from social media, print design, labor regulations, press releases, and much more. We also provide referrals and funding to support farms in meeting one-on-one with outside professionals with a wide variety of expertise, including graphic designers, accountants, web developers, business advisors, financial consultants, other farmers, and more.

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Below are some of the areas in which we can assist you. If you have a need in one of these areas – or have an idea that’s not listed here – please reach out to us! Fill out our Online Request Form to let us know what type of assistance you’re looking for or call us at 413-665-7100, and we’ll do our best to connect you with professionals who can assist you.

  • Marketing and Branding
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Press Release Writing
  • Print Media Materials
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design, Review, and SEO
  • Social Media Development
  • Business Planning
  • Land Access and Leasing
  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Financial Recordkeeping
  • QuickBooks
  • Grants & Financing
  • Value-Added Products
  • SNAP & HIP Support
  • Sustainable Farming Practices
  • Food Safety Regulations
  • Labor Law & Management
  • Whole Farm Planning
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CISA’s technical assistance offerings are supported in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, under Federal Award Identification Number FA-MA-6-007, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant 16FMPPMA0002, and by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award 2016-70017-25423, and by individual contributions and Local Hero members. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.

With respect to any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein, neither the United States Government nor Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.  Users bear the sole responsibility for decisions affecting program participation and may want to consult other resources.



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