The Farm & Food Business Incubator

EDUCATION + MENTORING + PROCESSING + NETWORKING = OPPORTUNITY

The Farm & Food Business Incubator (FFBI) provides business training and value-added product development facilities for new and developing farm and food entrepreneurs. Programming is tailored for each client to their individual needs.

Whether looking to establish or expand, the incubator provides participants with access to services and resources through educational programming with local and national experts; access to customized support and mentoring; and for value-added producers, the ability to process without on-farm infrastructure.

Do you need Incubator Services?

Here's how:

  • Business planning
  • Market planning
  • Financial planning
  • Access to capital
  • Scaling up
  • Planning for wholesale
  • Food safety & quality control
  • Online marketing & social media
  • Branding, advertising & packaging
  • Land access
  • Legal support
  • Other services, as necessary
 

Incubator Schedule 2017-2018

EDUCATION & NETWORKING

CLICK HERE for a full listing of educational opportunities throughout the region.

PROCESSING

RED MEAT & POULTRY PROCESSING:  Fee-based slaughter and processing services available August 2016.

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN:  Small-scale value-added processing for canned and fresh products.

CREAMERY:  Product development and processing of your local milk available spring 2017.

MENTORING

Incubator participants gain access to mentors, consultants and special services available through CADE.


The Farm & Food Business Incubator is a partnership of SUNY Cobleskill and CADE, with funding support from the Mohawk Valley consolidated funding program.