4
| Events |

Start a Farm in Arizona: This Workshop Teaches Everything You Need to Know

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

If you've always wanted to own a farm but don't have a good idea of where to start, this University of Arizona Cooperative Extension workshop would be a good place. The annual Turning Dreams into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona workshop will cover everything from what equipment a future farmer will need to practical and important lessons on how to write a business plan, obtain credit, and access land and capital.

See also: How to Start an Organic Farm with Joe Johnston of Agritopia

Attendees will interact with local food producers and farm industry leaders and will visit three farms in the Phoenix area.

Experts will cover the following topics:

  • Accessing land and capital
  • Obtaining credit and writing solid business plans
  • Insurance needs
  • Equipment needs
  • Marketing
  • Food safety from farm to market
  • Irrigation methods
  • Farm diversification
  • Organic certification

The two-day workshop is part of the Maricopa County Beginning & Smalls Farms program, put on by the Arizona Cooperative Extension. The Arizona Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University of Arizona that provides lifelong education programs though out the state.

The workshop will take place from Tuesday, May 20, to Wednesday, May 21, at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension office. The workshop will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days and costs $99 if payment is sent through the mail or $105 if it's paid online before May 2.

For more information visit the Turning Dreams Into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona registration site.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.