Boots to Business Reboot – Agribusiness – Oct 30 & 31
AGRIBUSINESS? WHAT’S AGRIBUSINESS??
Over 45% of military recruits come from rural communities – and return to those rural communities after service – so it is in the U.S. economic and national security interests to enable small business ownership in agribusiness. But what is “agribusiness”?
The U.S. agriculture sector extends beyond large farms business to include a range of farm-related industries and agriculture supported economies. The term “agribusiness” most often emphasizes the “interdependence” of these various sectors. Taken broadly, agribusiness includes the business sectors that support, and are supported by, agriculture. Restaurants and breweries are obvious examples, but so too are small town barber shops, hair and nail salons, day care centers, coffee shops and bookstores that serve the local (albeit mostly rural) communities. But agribusiness isn’t restricted to rural areas – roof top gardens, vertical farms, beekeeping, aquaponics and hydroponics, composting, farmer’s markets and farm-to-table initiatives, etc., make this an urban endeavor as well.
That’s agribusiness! And that’s why we created this 2-day workshop for the military community. Join the Veteran Business Outreach Center at Community Business Partnership as we bring together a variety of local farmers, federal agency representatives, lenders and resource partners to provide insight and guidance on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and getting started in agribusiness.
Boots to Agribusiness Reboot
October 30-31, 2017
8:30am – 5:00pm
6564 Loisdale Court, Suite 600
Springfield, VA 22150