Maryland Advanced Grazing Workshop with Ranching for Profit

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Maryland Advanced Grazing Workshop with Ranching for Profit

This advanced grazing workshop will dive deeper into the principles behind farm economics and increasing farm profitability.

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University of Maryland - Western Maryland Research & Education Center 18330 Keedysville Road Keedysville, MD 21756

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This advanced grazing workshop is designed for producers looking to transform their operation into a profitable business with less work and stress. Workshop attendees will dive deeper into the principles behind farm economics and increasing farm profitability, giving you the tools and insights you need to improve your business.

Day 1 (Oct 20th): Three Secrets for Increasing Profits

  • Project profit or loss using the RFP 7-step profit planning model
  • Use benchmarks to identify your profit drivers and find your "dead wood"
  • Transform your farm into a successful family business that makes more profit and requires less work!

Day 2 (Oct 21st): Hard Work and Harmony

  • Get everyone in your business on the same page
  • Turn expectations into agreements
  • Hold family members accountable in the business without hard feelings at home
  • Create a succession plan ensuring there is a "happily ever after" for your family

This 2-day advanced workshop will be taught by Dave Pratt, one of the experts on the Ranching for Profit team. Dave Pratt has helped thousands of farm families build happier, healthier lives and improve the health and productivity of millions of acres and has taught thousands of producers across the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Africa to help them transform their farms and ranches into sustainable.

The workshop will feature a small group approach with team and class discussions, case studies, videos, constant interaction, and direct application to the participants’ own situation to make for a fun and effective learning environment.

The event runs from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. Lunch will be provided each day. If you have questions or need assistance please contact your local county Extension office or the Western Maryland Research and Education Center at 301-432-2767. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

This event is brought to you by University of Maryland Extension, the Maryland-Delaware Forage Council, Maryland Grazers Network, and NE SARE. Thank you to our event partners!

*University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or natural origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event.