Local Branding Workshop

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The Applachian Sustainable Agriculture Project is offering a Risk Management/Local Branding outreach workshop. This workshop is a great opportunity to let farmers know about changes for crop insurance with the new farm bill, as well as FSA services/loans and resources available through ASAP – including cost share for marketing and Appalachian grown branded wax boxes.

Risk Management Options:
Crop Insurance, Loans, Diversification, and Local Branding
March 10, 2015
9 a.m.- noon
Southwestern Community College
Swain Center
60 Almond School Road
Bryson City, NC
Cost: Free
This workshop is designed to offer an overview of what it means to manage
risk for your farm and options for both beginning and experienced farmers.
Area experts will help you navigate crop insurance choices and
opportunities for accessing credit, by offering the information and tools you
need to determine the best options for your farm. Additionally, you will
hear about how to tap into the demand for authentically local products by
branding your farm as Appalachian Grown™. Learn ways you can diversify
your market opportunities and connect with local resources, including cost
share for marketing, labels, and packaging.
James Robinson of Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
Becky Williamson of USDA Farm Service Agency
Molly Nicholie of ASAP
To register visit
call ASAP at (828) 236-1282