Technical Assistance

Connecting Agriculture and Economic Prosperity


Food Safety: On-Farm, Pre-& Post-Harvest Handling, Storage & Distribution, On & Off Farm. Good Agricultural Practices and Food Safety Modernization Act resources and training.

Farm to Table: Making wholesale procurement of local food work for your business, organization, club, church, or institution.

Technology in Farming: Improving efficiency with the right tools to improve your financial bottom line.

Rural Farm-based Business Planning: Invest in the process for long term success. Business plan writing and coaching for farm and ranch operations.

Farm Finances: An in-depth look at financial planning so you can get the most revenue from sustainable practices.

Adding Value: What opportunities are you missing? Let’s look at your farm/ranch as a complete system and turn losses into gains. 

Crop Planning & Pricing:Detail driven analysis of crop selection, margins, harvest, and sales. Make your farm work for you!

Farmers Market Program Development: Make your market a placemaking champion with vibrant, impactful events.

Marketing & Promotion: Branding, social media, farmers market booth design, signage, and ways to make your messaging profitable.

Food System Policy: Comprehensive resources for developing and implementing opportunities for community-based food systems from field to fork.

Farm to School: Supporting Central Louisiana students accessing fresh healthy local foods.

Coffee with a Coach: BAS Business Coaches help business owners identify and develop their strengths, mitigate weaknesses, and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Food Fellows:  Are you looking to be a change agent in Louisiana’s local food system? This program will give you the resources, skills, and inspiration you need to be a leader in your community’s local food movement.

Contact: 318-441-3408, or visit