Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct marketing structure allowing producers to sell directly to consumers on a pre-paid contractual basis. The number of CSA ventures is growing rapidly across the US and is currently well more than 5,000. Many of those considering a CSA venture are new to direct sales, if not production agriculture. To assist those considering a CSA venture, University of Wyoming Extension developed an educational program for pre-venture planning, consisting of a guide and workshops. The guide describes the CSA concept, provides start-up guidance, and lists resources for implementing the various components of a CSA venture. The content was driven by and augmented with information from interviews with existing CSAs in the northern Mountain West, primarily Wyoming.
This slide set provides an overview of the CSA approach, describes the CSA project ouputs (the CSA guide and workshops) used to educate interested CSA entrepreneurs.
|Conference||2013 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|
|Presentation Type||30-Minute Concurrent|