AFAN Announces a New Service: Producer Empowerment Workshops

AFAN announces a new service that provides Producer Empowerment Workshops designed for agriculture producers who want to expand their operations by adding livestock. The curriculum covers a range of topics important to producers, from how the zoning process works to how to communicate with community leaders, decision-makers, and the media. Workshop participants receive a binder with helpful resources that will prepare them to navigate the often complicated expansion process easier and more effectively. The half-day workshops will walk producers through the ins and outs of dealing with zoning boards and prepare them to answer concerns from neighbors and community leaders. Workshops can be designed to address issues specific to each livestock group or more broadly designed to include information encompassing several types of livestock.

Agri-businesses, financial organizations, clubs and other producer groups interested in scheduling a Producer Empowerment Workshop are to contact Ashley Babl, Livestock Programming Coordinator. AFAN will work with your organization to make arrangements and invite your customers and/or members to the workshop.

Contact Ashley Babl at 402-421-4416 or