Whole Farm Review with Missy Bahret
Monday, January 13, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)
Join Missy Bahret in an engaging full-day training on conducting an annual whole farm review. You'll leave prepared to lead your farm through the process and to produce an actionable strategic plan for the upcoming season.
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 acentuated with tools she has gathered in the 10 years she has managed her farm business. Missy will share stories and examples of how the whole farm review process has helped her farm be successful on many fronts and rooted in the farm holistic goal.
Join the training to explore--
- 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
This training was developed for farmers with an understanding of Holistic Management principles and strategies. If you are unfamiliar with Holistic Management, but would like to participate in the training, please contact Jessie Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-223-2389 x203.
If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jessie Schmidt know by January 3, 2014 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in VT) or email@example.com so we may assist you.
Partial funding was provided by "Social Sustainability on the Farm," a project of the Vermont SARE program and the USDA Risk Management Agency.
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