The National Farm Viability Conferences are geared towards professionals in the fields of farm and food business planning, financial planning, agricultural financing, farmland conservation, agricultural market development, and food hub management. The conference is an opportunity to network and learn from other professionals in your field, develop new knowledge and skills, and visit farms and value-added processing facilities.
In 2014, the Viability Program organized a series of high quality trainings for agricultural service and capital providers in New England to increase their ability to assist farm and food business owners in accessing appropriate capital. The long-term goal of this professional development is for more entrepreneurs to successfully and expertly secure financing, and for more capital to go towards farm and food businesses. These trainings can be easily replicated anywhere in the country.