So You Want to Be a Farmer/Value Added Producer?    


Starting a farm is much more than just putting seed to soil or livestock in field, especially in value-added agriculture. A farm is a complex business undertaking that involves managing people, products, and paperwork. This webinar will cover the decision to start a farm, and the tools and structures you'll likely need to manage a farm like a business.

The 2021 Small Farm Webinar Series gives small producers access to practical tools and knowledge to improve their profitability and sustainability by learning about leading practices on emerging topics in production, management, and marketing.

Watch the Recording: If you cannot attend the live session, please register to receive an email with the recorded session. Past programs are available on YouTube at

Questions: For more information contact Zack Grant, Extension Educator in Local Food Systems and Small Farms at or (708) 679-6889.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Zach Grant at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

2021 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series