The Farm Systems Intensive is a 10-day program that explores the agroecological practices that will help beginning farmers learn and establish regenerative practices. Workshops cannot be attended individually, but are available as a complete curriculum, or as crops-only or livestock-only sessions. Explore the full curriculum here.
You know how it’s mid July and it’s time to fill your CSA baskets but all you have is kohlrabi when what you want is carrots? Or worse yet, you don’t even have the kohlrabi! With a solid crop plan you can make sure you have the vegetables you need when you need them and emerge from the growing season feeling proud of your farm. We’ll start by reflecting on the quality of life and financial goals for your farm. These goals will be the foundation of your marketing plan and your crop plan. This workshop will put a strong emphasis on what makes a farm profitable. We will explore how these concepts apply from micro-farms to larger scale operations and explore how crop choices and farming systems influence a crop plan.
Dan Brisebois is co-author of Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers and blog at goingtoseed.net. He loves solid farm planning and great management. He is also a spreadsheet maniac. Dan is a founding member of Tourne-Sol co-operative farm where he leads the seed team. Tourne-Sol produces certified organic seeds and vegetables for their online seed store and 500 weekly veggie baskets.