Who is this event for?
This event is dedicated to new farmers starting their first farm; WWOOFers & apprentices transitioning to become Farm Managers; visionaries contemplating changing their career to farming; and families of farmers who want to understand the business more. NOTE: A small farm is any business that grows and sells at least $1000 in agricultural products in a year, not exceeding $250,000 in sales. Whatever end of the spectrum you are on, you need tools to understand what parts of your farm are the keys to your long term prosperity.
Why This Event?
Living off the land is not always easy. If you don’t have a mentor who knows the ropes, chances are you’ll make some costly mistakes. Join a group of extraordinary farmers and practitioners as they share their business expertise and how to avoid the most common pitfalls.
• Do you want to learn how to ethically grow the most with the available resources ?
• Do you want to participate in the discussion of how small farms could feed the world?
• Do you want to be a part of a movement that is building biodiversity and local community resilience?
• Do you feel called to live a lifestyle deeply connected to the earth?
• Are you ready to inherit the experience of elders?
What are the benefits of signing up?
• Learn effective decision-making processes for farm businesses.
• Assess the risks associated with starting a farm business.
• Stop ignoring the marketing component of your business and sell more goods.
• Focus on your farm's (or future farm's) environmental AND economical sustainability.
• Listen in with your family so that they can support your decision to become a farmer.
Please join us!
Your host, Stacey Murphy
What you'll learn
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18TH
Chris Wayne: Stealing Market Savvy - Standing Out at the Farmers Market
Rachel Armstrong & Laura Fisher: Farm Risk Management
Crystal Stewart: Holistic Management Decision Making
Tradd Cotter: Mushroom Cultivation & Production
THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH
Richard Wiswall: Farming Smarter, Not Harder
Mark Smallwood: Can Small Farm Organic Production Feed the World?
Nannett Cepero: Five Uncommon Crops in Cold Urban Areas
Tammy Hinman: Goal Setting for New Farmers
FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH
Lindsey Shute: How You Can Help National Young Farmers’ Coalition Help You
Zach Wolf: Your Relationship to Soil Fertility Management
Kevin Egolf: Farmland Access Strategies for Aspiring Farmers
Curtis Stone: Small Plot Farming >> on Borrowed Land
SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST
HOST Stacey Murphy: Understanding Your Finances - Tips & Strategies
Dennis Derryck: Growing the Local Movement with Food Hubs
Connor Stedman: Five Research & Development Opportunities for Regenerative Agriculture
Dru Rivers: Production Flower Farming
Joel Salatin: Farm Strategies from Polyface Farms
Sign up for event details
We value your privacy and would never spam you