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CRAFT: Quiet Creek Herb Farm

You found your dream farm, and everything is already set up! The current owners are looking to retire, and they want YOU to take over the operation. Sounds too good to be true, right? Believe it or not, there are many established farms out there without successors lined up, and one of them might be the perfect fit for you.

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October 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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AGENDA - Oct 13, 2018
12:30 - 1:00 pm Event set-up and registrations
1:00 - 2:00 History and development of Quiet Creek Herb Farm
2:00 - 3:15 Discussion of considerations and realities of farm transition
3:15 - 4:00 Additional, more general discussion, Q & A
4:00 - 4:30 Evaluations and event break-down
You found your dream farm, and everything is already set up!  The current owners are looking to retire, and they want YOU to take over the operation.  Sounds too good to be true, right?  Believe it or not, there are many established farms out there without successors lined up, and one of them might be the perfect fit for you.  But before you go jumping into an established business, you need to know the realities of what it means to run a business that has already been in operation for years, even decades.  Besides the steep learning curve and the heightened expectations of your customer base, not to mention those of the retiring owner, there will be inevitable growing pains as you mold the farm to your own vision.  But, for those willing to dive in, get dirty and learn, the rewards can be great.  It’s no less difficult a path than starting from scratch, but if handled well, transitioning can be an incredible growth opportunity for the fledgling farmer, as many retiring owners are willing and able to provide a treasure trove of experience and advice.

Claire and Rusty Orner of Quiet Creek Herb Farm, which is itself in the early stage of transitioning to new owners, will share the daily realities of running an established and respected farm business, and explain what an incoming steward can expect when taking over such an operation. 

This event is jointly sponsored by PASA and PA-WAGN, and is free for members and non-members.

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724-264-5772