Greetings New and Returning Livestock Farmers,
We have already planned opportunities for you to visit our facilities and become acquainted with the many services that This Old Farm provides. While these farmer appreciation meetings are done at no cost (except the March 5th event), we also offer consulting on similar topics. If you can’t make it, call us for a one on one consult. We also understand, as farmers, your time is valuable. So, to perhaps whet your appetite for learning and sharing, we give away over $1000 in processing services during this season of learning!
Meeting 1: Business Plans: Wanting to make money versus having to make money
A group of producers will share what has worked and what hasn’t worked. While we will learn from seasoned farm marketers, we hope to hear from our audience of farmers as well. Invest an hour in starting a 2020 Business plan for your farm during this interactive workshop.
When: Thursday, February 6, 5 pm EST
Meeting 2: Let’s Meet about Meat
This gathering will be in conjunction with Purdue’s Small Farm Conference and comes complete with a full tour of both the farm AND the processing facility. Come see our butchers break down a carcass and explain the muscles from which those tasty cuts come from. This particular meeting does have a $40 admission fee, but comes with lunch that will be served under the warm glow of wholesomeness.
When: Thursday, March 5th, 10am-2pm
Meeting 3: Value Added Goods and Kitchen Tour
Adam Oswalt and Kendra Rairdon, our Value-Added Butchers, will lead a tour of This Old Farm’s Kitchen to learn about what it takes to prepare all those bacons, hams, and Ready-to-Eat items. They’ll also cover what federal regulations govern our use of allergens and how that correlates to cost. Experienced staff members will be present to answer all your processing questions.
When: Saturday, March 28th, 10am EST
Meeting 4: Customer Service: Keeping your customers YOUR customers
Explore different ways to increase the ever important “face-time” with existing and potential customers. We will have experienced direct-to-market farmers present to share their techniques on how to better take care of your customers… and in many instances, better than we can.
When: Thursday, April 23, 10am EST
Please RSVP to Travis@thisoldfarminc.com or call us at 765-324-2161.
Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to join us at the above no/low cost meetings, space is limited.
All meetings take place at This Old Farm’s office and event center:
9572 W. County Road 650 S., Colfax, IN 46035