Shone Farm offers opportunities for students to become involved in enterprise projects. An enterprise project allows students to explore a particular business, crop, or product idea and take it from concept to market utilizing their growing skills and knowledge. This educational opportunity encourages students to experiment with starting a business with little risk. First, the student writes a business plan and submits it to one of the faculty program coordinators and the Shone Farm Manager. Once approved, the student starts, manages, and finally markets the product. The student keeps two thirds of the actual profit from the business, with the remaining one third going back to Shone Farm. Projects have included: raising chickens and rabbits; growing flowers for sale to local florists; growing pumpkins for a fall u-pick and melons for sale through local outlets; raising vegetables; growing herb bowls to sell to nurseries; and raising pigs and steer for sale to commercial markets.
See the Enterprise Project Application Form (PDF)
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