Agriterra and BiD Network invite associations that produce or process food to apply for a new business plan competition called Farmers in Business. Agricultural co-operatives or farmers’ associations may submit a business plan for consideration.
Entrants will receive support from a coach to write a business plan, tools such as financial and business plan templates, as well as feedback on completed plans. Five winners will be awarded a business trip to the Netherlands and a prize of 15,000 Euros (about 22,000 American dollars).
There are several steps involved in participating in this competition. Full business plans must be submitted by November 15, 2009. For more information on how to enter, go to: www.bidnetwork.org/agriterra .