Ag-Info Centre - New Ventures Team

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The New Ventures Team with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry assists prospective and emerging agri-preneurs by providing helpful business and marketing information essential to planning, operating and growing a successful business. Ag industries of focus include:
  • Food and non-food processing
  • Diversified crop and livestock production
  • Farm direct sales
  • Organics
  • Ag tourism
They provide individualized information, tools and resources to current and future agri-preneurs in the following areas:
  • Determining cost of production
  • An Introduction to Cost of Production e-learning tool
  • Understanding the marketplace and trends
  • Defining your customer base and their needs
  • Creating business, marketing and financial plans
  • Understanding regulations
  • Understanding and accessing funding sources
  • Pricing products for various market channels
To reach a New Ventures coach please call 310-FARM (3276) or check out the Biz Info site to find more information on Start-up & Growth of an agri-business in Alberta

Video 1: New Venture Overview

There are lots of opportunities and many paths you can follow to develop your idea into a successful ag based business. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry New Venture Specialists can assist in providing the information and tools you need to make smart choices for your business. Learn more about how a New Venture Specialist can help you today.

Video 2: Thinking of starting a business?

Starting a new business can be both an exciting and scary experience. You feel you've got an amazing idea, but where do you start? This video identifies a few of the key things you need to consider when thinking of starting a business.

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This information published to the web on March 10, 2008.
Last Reviewed/Revised on November 20, 2018.