We're excited to spread the word about an upcoming “Ag-Entrepreneur” course in Ashe County. Starting in early February, this 8-week course is designed for community members who are interested in starting their own agricultural based business.
Ag-entrepreneurs may run a farm, make value-added products, create crafts, promote renewable energy, teach others how to homestead and live sustainably, the list goes on! The class, taught by Lisa Redman, and hosted by the Greater Lansing Area Development Committee, follows the NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship Curriculum, an experiential learning model that teaches through hands-on activities.
Students will develop their business idea, gain knowledge and skills on marketing, operations, and financials, and will leave the course with a well-developed business plan to help jump start their path to small business ownership.
Thanks to generous support from local businesses and private donors the course is being offered at an affordable cost of $50 per student. Interested community members can drop-by an upcoming Expo on Saturday, January 19th, from 11am-2pm to learn more about the class, or can sign up directly by contacting the GLAD director, Ann Rose, at 336-384-3938 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The class will be held on Thursday evenings at Lansing Town Hall.
Lansing Town Hall, Ashe County
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