Make 2014 Your Farm’s Best Year Yet!

Join WAgN and the UVM New Farmer Project on January 13 for an engaging full-day training on conducting an annual whole farm review. You’ll leave this farmer-led workshop prepared to conduct a whole farm review and to produce a strategic – and practical – plan for improvement in 2014.

A few seats are still available.
Please register by Jan. 9.

More about the Event:

Designed for people who are are seeking to incorporate holistic management in their farm management, this training will give all participants excellent tools to strengthen farm operations and performance.

Our presentmissybahreter: Missy Bahret is co-owner of Old Friends Farm in Amherst, MA, a 22 acre Certified Organic Salad Greens, Veggie & Cut-Flower farm.  As a Holistic Management practitioner, she has developed a unique and thorough process for conducting an annual whole farm review, with a foundation in HM but accentuated with tools she has gathered in the 10 years she has managed her farm business.  Missy will share stories and examples on how the whole farm review process has helped her farm be successful on many fronts and rooted in their holistic goal.

Topics Covered:

  • The Farm Life Pie (a way to assess how you’re doing on your quality of life goals)
  • Weak Link Review and Improvements (focuses) for next year
  • Revisiting secret and not-so-secret skills
  • Revisiting and renewing the holistic goal
  • Financial Review (Goal Setting, how to use Quickbooks reports, and paper examples too)
  • New Enterprise Analysis
  • Marketing Plans
  • Worst Case Scenario Handbook
  • Farmer Highlights

Registration is limited to 24 participants. Thanks to support from the Northeast SARE Program and the USDA Risk Management Agency, registration fees are modest — the $20 early registration fee includes the training, all materials, and lunch.

If you have questions, please contact Jessie Schmidt at newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389 x203.

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About Beth Holtzman

Beth Holtzman is outreach and education coordinator for the UVM New Farmer Project the Women's Agricultural Network.
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