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direct marketing clinics

Posted: October 2 2012

UVM Extension New Farmer Project:  Direct Market Pricing Clinics for Farmers

These FREE one-day clinics will provide hands-on opportunities to learn about various cost-based pricing techniques using your own production and financial data. Participants will also explore market placement and promotion considerations related to the price points you want to achieve. Follow-up mentoring and technical assistance will be available.
Pre-registration is required!  Limited space available.
Clinics run from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm on October 23 in Montpelier or October 25 in Randolph.  Register at http://www.uvm.edu/farmpricing/sign-2012-pricing-clinics. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jessie Schmidt at 802-223-2389 x203 or 866-860-1382 (toll free in VT) by October 10, 2012, so we may assist you.
The Vermont Direct Market Pricing Project is an initiative of UVM Extension, in partnership with: the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association; the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT); and the Vermont Farmers’ Market Association. The goals of the Direct Market Pricing Project are to help farmers share information about what they charge at direct markets (farmstands, farmers’ markets, etc) for farm products and to provide education about farm pricing strategies.  With this information farmers can set prices that are fair to consumers while supporting farm profitability. Through the online Direct Market Price Report, online information and resources, and in-person workshops and clinics, the Project aims to support long-term farm viability.

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