Free Farm Ready Research Webinars

Farm Management Fridays webinars are a part of Extension’s Farm Ready Research ( winter programming for farmers and ag professionals.  There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session.  See more information below.


Develop Your Farm Business Idea Using Lean Start-up and Business Model Canvas

Date:  Friday, April 1, 2022

Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trying to figure out whether your business idea has any merit can be a daunting process.  Business plans take a lot of time and energy to pull together for an idea you may not be sure will succeed.  The Lean Start-up with Business Model Canvas is a tool and process for discovering the best business model for your idea without investing too many resources.  It is most successfully used as a precursor to the business planning step.  First you ask yourself, “Do I have a viable idea (business model)?”  If yes, the next step is development of a business plan.  But, there is not reason to go through all the work of a business plan if you don’t have a good and viable business model to start with!  In this session, Extension Specialist Kevin Bernhardt and Educators, Steph Plaster and Ben Jenkins will walk through examples of how Lean Start-up with Business Model Canvas can be used to stress test a new business enterprise or changes to your current business.

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