Whole Farm Planning
Learn the basics of developing a whole farm goal and how to make on-farm decisions more effectively (including a special focus on financial decisions) in this Whole Farm Planning Series. This series will focus on helping participants manage all resources more effectively (human, natural, and financial). Whether you are just considering starting to farm or already in the business, this series will help you ask the right questions and make the critical decisions to move you forward. These tools developed by Holistic Management International have been used by farmers and ranchers around the world to improve quality of life, land productivity and health, and business profitability.
This series will be facilitated by Ann Adams, HMI’s Director of Community Services and a whole farm planning educator for 15 years. Ann has a small homestead with goats and chickens in the Manzano Mountains.
Come for one session or the whole series:
Jan 16--Identifying Key Values and Resources for Success
Jan 30--Creating a Whole Farm Goal
Feb 6-- Value-based Decision-Making
Feb 20--Whole Farm Financial Planning
Feb 27--Easy and Effective Enterprise Analysis
As always our VFP trainings are FREE and open to veterans from all branches of service, National Guard and active duty personnel are welcome. Space permitting the classes are also open to the larger community. Please RSVP, seating is limited, to Robin Seydel at email@example.com, or call 505-217-2027 or toll free at 877-775-2667.
When & Where
La Montanita Co-op
La Montanita Co-op is a community-owned, consumer cooperative with three (and a forth coming soon) locations in Albuquerque, one in Santa Fe, and one in Gallup. All stores offer fresh organicproduce, bulk foods, local organic beef, lamb and other meats and cheeses, fair trade products and a wide variety of natural and organic groceries, freshly prepared deli foods, natural body care, vitamins and supplements.
The Co-op continues its decades long commitment to local farmers and producers with its regional Co-op Trade Food-Shed Project. This initiative is creating wholesale markets and providing product pick-up and distribution, supply delivery service and refrigerated storage for local farmers and producers. With over 1100 local products from approximately 400 local producers and 20% of total purchases and sales in local food, the Co-op is a leader in the local foods movement.
While we serve over 14,000 Co-op member owners, we also seek to serve the larger community through ongoing education on the importance of the cooperative economic model and on the links between food, health and the environment.