Workshop leaders Richard de Wilde, David Washburn and Steve Pincus are
noted for their education and leadership, having led workshops at the
Upper Midwest Organic Conference, University of Wisconsin Agricultural
Training Program, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and the
University of Wisconsin School For Beginning Market Gardeners. Richard
DeWilde runs Harmony Hill Farm in Varoquoa, Wisconsin, a 50 acre fruit
and vegetable operation. David Washburn operates Red Cardinal Farm in
Stillwater, Minnesota. With 13 acres in production, this certified
organic vegetable, small fruit and flower operation generates
approximately $275,000 in sales. Steve Pincus produces 25 acres of
vegetables at Tipi Produce near Madison, Wisconsin.
This in-depth workshop is especially relevant to commercial farmers
looking to gather more information on successful production, management
and marketing systems. The instructors will also help participants
identify ways to create a more ecologically sound and satisfying
business. Topics to be covered include soil fertility management, cover
cropping, beneficial insect habitat, and cultivation, as well as labor,
crop planning, record-keeping and analysis for decision making.
Instructors will be drawing on personal experience and their own
successful businesses to outline particularly effective strategies. The
program will allow ample time for informal interaction with the
presenters and other participants.
The registration fee of $90 - 200 (sliding scale, depending on what is
within your means) includes catered natural food lunches and dinners.
The program begins at 10am Friday and runs through 3pm Sunday.
Attendance is limited to 60, so register early! Low cost overnight
accommodations are available.
For the workshop brochure or any additional information, please contact
Ariel McCarthy at the Regional Farm & Food Project, 148 Central Avenue,
NY 12206; (518) 427-6537; email@example.com.
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