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New Programs 2019

Planting the Seeds of Agritourism

Welcoming visitors to your farm may be your next agribusiness and bring in supplemental farm income. The Small Business Center at A-B Tech Community College and the Madison County Cooperative Extension are offering a free seven session Agritourism Short Course. Learn about types of agritourism ventures, legal and risk management requirements, and discover available agribusiness resources.

You may attend the course in its entirety or just to specific classes that are most applicable for your interest. However, registration is necessary.

Introduction to Agritourism

7-Part Series. 

To Register for all seminars: 

Is Agritourism Right For Me?

The Business of Agritourism-Part I

The Business of Agritourism-Part II

The Business of Agritourism-Funding

Marketing the Business of Agritourism

Legal Risks and Considerations

 

Outdoor Industry Entrepreneurship Certification Program

Description: This new hands-on seminar certificate program focuses on competitive advantage development and is exclusively offered for current and aspiring outdoor industry entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and other “outdoor recpreneurs.” The Level 1 certificate curriculum provides attendees with a unique and proven perspective on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Key topics including new venture creation, bootstrapping and startup funding, grass-roots marketing, brand development, and management and leadership techniques for success. Attendees seeking to earn the Level 1 certificate must attend all three seminars.

Create Your Way: This seminar will cover new venture creation, funding and systems development.

Share Your Values: This seminar will cover storytelling, messaging, marketing and branding with values.

Lead Your Cause: This seminar will cover vision and communication strategies for success.

Recpreneur Certificate Level 2_Seminar 1_Create Your Way

Systems development and management innovation. This advanced hands-on seminar series focuses on competitive advantage development for outdoor industry entrepreneurs, startups, small business owners, and other “outdoor recpreneurs.” The Level II certificate delivers strategies and tactics in business systems development, marketing & branding, and leadership. The curriculum offers bold approaches to accelerate new venture creation, support startup funding, enhance grass-roots marketing, and develop leaders. Attendees seeking to earn the Level II certificate must attend all three seminars   

Recpreneur Certificate Level 2 Seminar 2_Share Your Values

Storytelling, messaging, marketing, and branding with values.

Recpreneur Certificate Level 2_Seminar 3_Lead Your Cause

Vision and communication strategies for success.