Horticultural business-planning workshop setThe Ward County Extension Service office is sponsoring a workshop Thursday for anyone interested in beginning or expanding a horticultural business.
The Ward County Extension Service office is sponsoring a workshop Thursday for anyone interested in beginning or expanding a horticultural business.
It will be at North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center south of Minot. The event will start at 6 p.m. with a light supper.
Rod Holth, an area business consultant, will begin the program with a presentation on the importance of developing a business plan and determining the feasibility of a new business.
Glenn Muske, NDSU Extension rural and agribusiness enterprise development specialist, will offer information on programs available to assist in starting a business. Holly Rose Mawby, director of the Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture at Dakota College at Bottineau, will discuss the business opportunities in the horticulture area.
The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion. New horticultural business owners will describe the issues they dealt with as they started their venture.
The cost of attending the workshop is $10, which is payable at the door.
Preregistration is required. To preregister, call the Ward County Extension office at (701) 857-6444.
The North Central Research Extension Center is one mile south of Minot on U.S. Highway 83.
The Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture and Local Foods Committee in Minot are co-sponsoring the workshop.