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December 2019

Partners on the Plate

December 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this food-focused happy hour to promote local ingredient sourcing and build relationships between local chefs and farmers. Limited Spots Available. Register to reserve your spot, get the location, and answer some questions so we can create your perfect pairings: https://s.surveyanyplace.com/s/partnersontheplate

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Moscow Monday @ Montgomery Distillery

December 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
129 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802, 129 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802 United States + Google Map

Join us for food, raffles, food/farm popup sales, friendship, and of course, holiday spirits. The Distillery donates $1/drink to a local charity and has designated the 23rd to benefit CFAC. Come out and show your support for CFAC after some last minute shopping and enjoy one of the Distillery's signature drinks.

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January 2020

Planning For On-Farm Success: Farm Strategic Planning

January 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Walks through the process of identifying goals and values for your operation, drafting a mission statement and using your values and goals to make decisions. Learn more about…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Researching Your Market

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Identify your target customer, conduct a market research trial, compare and evaluate market channels, and identify and evaluate your competition. Learn more about the whole workshop series here.…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Farm Marketing and Promotion

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Think about what makes your product unique, develop marketing messages that set you apart from your competition and develop a marketing plan. Learn more about the whole series here. Workshops will be offered in six communities across Montana: Missoula, Ronan, Anaconda, Havre, Hardin, Forsyth.

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February 2020

It’s LEAP Giveaway MONTH

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Planning For On-Farm Success: Managing Your Finances

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Develop an effective record-keeping system and learn how to estimate income and expenses. Learn how to prepare and use balance sheets, income and expense statements, and cash flows.…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Financial Decision-Making

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Learn to evaluate the overall financial health of your farm or ranch and learn when and how to use partial-budgeting, break-even, and ROI to enhance decision-making. Workshops will…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Financing Your Farm

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Learn about the different types of financing that are available and the best time to access them over the establishment and growth of your business. Understand credit…

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Planning For On-Farm Success: Managing Farm Risks

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With opportunities in value-added, direct marketing, and new crops and technologies, there has never been a better time to start or expand an agriculture business in Montana. You have the skills to produce high-value products and Planning For On-Farm Success teaches you how to manage the profitable business that turns your passion into your career. Topics: Identify the risks and liabilities in your operation and make a plan to mitigate them and be prepared if something goes wrong. Learn more about the whole workshop…

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March 2020

UPDATE: 4th Annual Farm Fresh Pitchfest – NOW ONLINE through Zoom Webinar

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UPDATE (3/19) In response to COVID-19 and social distancing protocols or everyone's health and safety, CFAC has transitioned the Fourth Annual Farm Fresh Pitchfest to an online platform using Zoom Webinar. We will still hear the stories and visions of our Pitchmakers and will have support staff available to you to help to you access Kiva.org to make your micro loan as part of this awesome crowdfunding opportunity. And this project has never been more timely! With closures of farmers…

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May 2020

Giving Tuesday Now

May 5 @ 5:00 am - 11:00 pm

Giving Tuesday Now is a new global day of giving and unity taking place on Tuesday May 5, in response to the unprecedented times caused by COVID-19. At a time when we are all experiencing the effects of the pandemic together, generosity is what brings people together. Generosity and gratitude give everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value we can all act on. Please donate to CFAC in support…

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June 2020

Farmer Field Day: Starting a Small Scale Flower Farm

June 25 @ 5:00 pm

Farmer Field Days are production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations. This year to accommodate social distancing guidelines, we will be launching a Virtual Farmer Field Day Series! One day each month, we will “visit” a different farm through a virtual tour during the afternoon to learn and see tools in action. Southbound Flowers is a small flower farm just outside of Florence, MT. Southbound specializes…

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July 2020

Farmer Field Day: Efficient Vegetable Farming Equipment

July 22 @ 5:00 pm

Farmer Field Days are production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations. This year to accommodate social distancing guidelines, we will be launching a Virtual Farmer Field Day Series! One day each month, we will “visit” a different farm through a virtual tour during the afternoon to learn and see tools in action. Amaltheia vegetable farm began in 2010 when Nate Brown decided to start a vegetable…

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August 2020

BFR Trainer Network Annual Meeting

August 5 @ 10:00 am - August 6 @ 11:30 am
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One event on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

The Beginning Farmer & Rancher Trainers Network will be holding a virtual learning and discussion session, in two sessions Aug 5th and 6th from 10-11:30a MT both days. Our speakers:Day 1: Garry Stephenson- Oregon State University Small Farm Program and author of Whole Farm Management, will discuss their research in Beginning Farmer and Rancher Developmental Stages to Enhance Educational Program DesignDay 2: Seth Wilner - University of New Hampshire Agricultural Business Management Field Specialist and certified Holistic Management instructor, will…

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BFR Trainer Network Annual Meeting

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

The Beginning Farmer & Rancher Trainers Network will be holding a virtual learning and discussion session, in two sessions Aug 5th and 6th from 10-11:30a MT both days. Our speakers:Day 1: Garry Stephenson- Oregon State University Small Farm Program and author of Whole Farm Management, will discuss their research in Beginning Farmer and Rancher Developmental Stages to Enhance Educational Program DesignDay 2: Seth Wilner - University of New Hampshire Agricultural Business Management Field Specialist and certified Holistic Management instructor, will…

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2020 Bike to Barns

August 15 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 8:00 pm
$35 – $100

Take your self-guided adventure anytime between August 15 - September 30 Explore local farms and flavors on a 15-mile bike tour through Missoula's Orchard Homes and Target Range neighborhoods. Packages include bike route map, special farm stand offers, goodies, BINGO challenge game, and local food meal vouchers! Register here!

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Farmer Field Day: Season Extension Systems

August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Farmer Field Days are production-focused, on-farm workshops to help beginning farmers and ranchers get practical information that they can use to plan or enhance their own operations. This year to accommodate social distancing guidelines, we will be launching a Virtual Farmer Field Day Series! One day each month, we will “visit” a different farm through a virtual tour during the afternoon to learn and see tools in action. The Missoula Grain and Vegetable Co. is a worker-cooperative of farmers who work together…

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