Greg McLaren, managing director of the Business Advisory Team and Left Field Marketing, has presented hundreds of workshops and presentations on developing food businesses and organizations.
See “Scheduled Workshops” to view events.
Business and Marketing Workshops
We provide business, branding and marketing workshops and presentations for Farm|Food|Drink businesses and organizations.
Contact us for a full list of our pre-prepared workshops/presentations or contact us to have a program developed for you.
Many of our workshops and presentations may be funded through the Ministry of Agriculture’s Growing Forward 2 Program. Please inquire for more details.
Agri-Food Business Planning Program
Greg McLaren and Candice Appleby, Executive Director of Small Scale Food Canada, have teamed up to present the Ministry of Agriculture’s Agri-Food Business Planning Program. This two-day event takes you through a planning process specifically designed for food businesses. Perfect for food processor start-ups, farms entering into value added products and established food businesses streamlining operations.
Farm Business Speaker Fund
Provides funding for farm business management speakers at key industry events and is available for BC agricultural producer organizations through the Agri-Food Business Development Program.
We have developed and facilitated workshops on marketing, branding, and farmers market strategic planning. We can help coordinate or develop your full day or multi-day program.
Strategic Planning and Outreach Programs
These programs are targeted at industry activities identified by Ministry of Agriculture staff as contributing to the viability and/or growth of the sector. Click here for more information.
Contact us to book in your area or to inquire on funding for workshops and strategic planning programs.