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Uncovering Potential Markets

Goats for Vegetation Management: A Business Opportunity

  • Craig Madsen, Healing Hooves
  • Learn about a business opportunity using goats and sheep to meet the growing demand for vegetation management and targeted grazing services. Take advantage of this opportunity to find out what it would take to create your own targeted grazing business, what that might look like for your individual farm or ranch business and get insight about client needs. 

Marketing Your Local Cut Flowers: Consumer Research & Industry Trends

  • Katie Lynd, WSDA Regional Markets; Debra Prinzing, SlowFlowers.com; Beth Mort, Snapdragon Flower Farm
  • Join us for an exciting presentation on consumer research findings for marketing your local cut flowers! Supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant, WSDA Regional Markets along with special guest, Debra Prinzing of SlowFlowers.com will present consumer and industry research on local cut flowers to help you determine the best marketing messages and channels to focus your efforts. This session will feature a lively panel with research and reporting on marketing best practices within the cut flower industry as well as forecasting marketing trends. Join us to hear strategies that will help you market local cut flowers to your customers and help to increase sales! 

Can You Host a Farm to Table Dinner on Your Farm?

  • Kathleen Painter, University of Idaho Extension - Boundary County
  • Around the country, farm to table dinners are an increasingly popular form of agritourism. They can connect producers with consumers, educate the public about their food supply and help promote local products. Gourmet dinners featuring fresh local ingredients are the norm, often with a presiding chef. However, farmers need to be aware of potential pitfalls, from food safety regulations to liability.
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