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Food Business Consultant Training – 2/12-13 Livingston – 3/12-13 Ronan

February 12 - February 13

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 12, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on February 15, 2019 at 12:00am


Food Business Consultant Training with Tera Johnson, Food Finance Institute

Level 1: Tuesday, February 12th and Wednesday, February 13th at Livingston Food Resource Center in Livingston, MT

This level provides an in-depth look at what food, beverage and value-added farm businesses need to do to optimize their business model and capital structure for profitability, including a discussion of current market trends, the basics of conducting market research, various business models in food, as well as in-depth case studies of optimization with one of the business models presented.

Level 2: Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th at Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center in Ronan, MT

These sessions build on Level 1 by helping participants navigate the process of raising appropriate debt, strategic investments and equity investments in food, beverage and value-added farm businesses, including a discussion of the legal, financial and governance prerequisites to and implications of raising equity. Level 2 also outlines a process of putting financial packages together to raise money, including case studies relating to specific funding requests for specific business models.

Training also explores acting as a “coach” to leverage the entrepreneur’s network and other resources to support the fund-raising process. This training is provided by the Food Finance Institute and presented by the Montana Food and Agriculture Development Network. Attendants at these sessions are eligible for a Certificate of Participation and are encouraged to become FFI Premier Consultants by working with the FFI Director.


February 12
February 13


Contact Information


Livingston Food Resource Center
202 South 2nd Street
Livingston,MT59047United States
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