Entrepreneurship Projects

Teen Training Program

Pizza Social Enterprise

The teen training program is implementing a pizza garden and developing artisan pizzas available to order.

Start-up food

ventures

The Farm & Food Education Center features a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen available for rent. It is equipped with large work stations, a reach-in cooler and freezer, and 

a walk-in cooler and freezer.  For more information or to schedule an appointment to see the kitchen please contact us!

Co.Starters Classes

We are host to Co.Starters offering self-sustaining programs and extensive support resources to get your business idea started now 

 

Co.Starters

During CO.STARTERS, you’ll develop and fine-tune your idea, critically examining every part of it and tweaking your next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community. Over the nine weeks, we’ll cover the following topics.

  • Week 1: Knowing Yourself (Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles)

  • Week 2: Knowing Your Customer (Problem, Solution, Benefit, Competition, Advantage, Customer)

  • Week 3: Getting the Relationship Right (Marketing & Message; Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers)

  • Week 4: Building the Model to Scale (Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price)

  • Week 5: Strengthening Your Structure (Business Structures, Licenses, IP, Hiring)

  • Week 6: Discovering the Bottom Line (Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Event Point)

  • Week 7: Accounting for Growth (Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting)

  • Week 8: Planning for the Future (Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep)

  • Week 9: Pitch Night/Sharing Your Story

Artisan Pizza Enterprise

Commercial Kitchen for Entrepreneurs

The Farm Credit Mid-America Entrepreneurs Kitchen at the Farm and Food Education Center is now available for start-up entrepreneurs that require a licensed and inspected kitchen.  The following rates are available for shared use.

Kitchen Rental

8-15 hours/month                                              $21/hour

16-36 hours/month                                            $18/hour

37-64 hours/month                                            $15/hour

65+ hours/month                                               $12/hour

If you prefer to have exclusive use of the kitchen, contact us for information and rates.

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