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Stokes Agritourism Conference
April 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pmFree
Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center and NC Cooperative Extension in Stokes are pleased to present our first Agritourism Conference for local farmers, agriculture business owners, and business dreamers. At this half day conference, (9:00am – 1:00pm) there will be speakers on a variety of topics, including business planning and marketing strategies, as well as a Q&A panel of successful agritourism businesses. Join us for this FREE event, and learn how to make your land work for you.
Speaker(s): Calvin Patterson
Co-Sponsor(s): NC Coopertaive Extension, Mountain View Home & Hardware
Participants MUST complete the registration in advance. Visit their facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/stokes.center
Session 1—Grant Seeking/Grant Writing 101
This seminar is designed for small business owners interested in gaining the fundamentals of grant seeking and grant writing. Through the sharing of best practices, you will learn how to identify prospects, how to establish relationships with prospective funding organizations and individuals, how to structure a grant proposal and how to meet deadlines while delivering the best possible product.
Session 2—Grant Seeking/Grant Writing 102
This seminar is a continuation from Grant Seeking/Grant Writing 101. Business owners will refine and further develop strategies to submit successful grant proposals. Examination of specific grant components and concepts helps to achieve proficiency.
Session 3—Fundamentals of Marketing
Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.