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Value-Added Agriculture

This definition of value-added agriculture is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Business Development. Value-added products are defined as follows:

• A change in the physical state or form of the product (such as milling wheat into flour or making strawberries into jam).
• The production of a product in a manner that enhances its value, as demonstrated through a business plan (such as organically produced products).
• The physical segregation of an agricultural commodity or product in a manner that results in the enhancement of the value of that commodity or product (such as an identity preserved marketing system).

As a result of the change in physical state or the manner in which the agricultural commodity or product is produced and segregated, the customer base for the commodity or product is expanded and a greater portion of revenue derived from the marketing, processing or physical segregation is made available to the producer of the commodity or product.

2023 Producer VAPG Boot Camp

16 hours of Paid live virtual training + Individual Consultations by Edible-Alpha®

USDA Value-Added Producer grants present a great opportunity to access federal money to grow your farm business. At this Boot Camp, renowned VAPG writer and consultant Jim Gage of JDG Consulting will walk you through the VAPG application, translate the RFA language into actionable insights you can understand, help you successfully outline your ideas and provide examples and options so you can write a successful proposal right now.

Live Training about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling | Startups

2023 Tribal Producer VAPG Boot Camp

This Boot Camp will help you as a tribal producer write a successful VAPG proposal right now and learn how to VAPG into your overall business model.

Live Training about Raising Capital for businesses that are Startups | Growing and Scaling

Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Grant Writer Consultant Training

Writing a Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) takes substantial time, strategy, organization, and mobilization. These grants open doors for new projects by providing farm-businesses with the funds to expand their current markets or enter into new ones, thereby increasing financial returns going forward. This training equips consultants to write high quality VAPG grant applications for their clients, increasing the likelihood that they will get funded.

Live Training about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Farm Financial Management Boot Camp (Feb/March 2023)

We recommend that you register two people from your business so you can work together on course content in the afternoon. Submitting a registration request indicates your interest in attending the entire 4-day Boot Camp series.

Deep Dive: Walk Through of Farm Financial Statements – Balance Sheet

54 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

Food Finance Institute Farm Outreach Specialist, Andy Larson walks you through what a balance sheet is, how to use it, and how it is different for farms versus non-farm businesses.

Unlimited Learner Pass holders or purchasers of the course  – navigate to the course here

Deep Dive: Walk Through of Farm Financial Statements – Income Statement

45 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

Food Finance Institute Farm Outreach Specialist, Andy Larson walks you through what an income statement is, how to use it, and how it is different for farms versus non-farm businesses.

Unlimited Learner Pass holders or purchasers of the course  – navigate to the course here

Deep Dive: How and When to Use Debt to Finance a Farm Business

1 hour 20 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

Food Finance Institute Farm Outreach Specialist, Andy Larson walks you through how debt, when utilized properly, can be a fundamental tool to benefit your farm business.

Unlimited Learner Pass holders or purchasers of the course  – navigate to the course here

Farm Financial Management Boot Camp

24 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Modeled off of FFI's successful Food Business Financial Management Boot Camp, Farm Boot Camp will address situations and scenarios unique to diversified farm businesses.

Farm Financial Management Boot Camp (Jan/Feb)

24 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Modeled off of FFI's successful Food Business Financial Management Boot Camp, Farm Boot Camp will address situations and scenarios unique to diversified farm businesses.

Deep Dive: Financing Your Value-Added Farm Series – Getting Capital Ready

2 hours of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

In this lesson Tera walks you through three groups of topics: 1) Business Models and Differentiation; 2) Scale, Target Marketing, and Branding; and 3) Sales, Farm Operations, and Supply Chain

Unlimited Learner Pass holders or purchasers of the course  – navigate to the course here