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Monday, February 24 2014 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tune Up Your Farm Business and Increase Net Profits with Richard Wiswall

Thursday, February 27, 2014

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension Center

480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 

Canandaigua, NY - Most produce and livestock farmers would admit their business practices are not always what they should be.  Lack of guidance and mild apathy about the business side of farming causes hard-earned money to disappear unaccountably.  Fortunately, there are engaging and practical ways to get a hold of everyday business practices - from tracking receipts to financial paperwork to employee management.  These efforts can bring enthusiasm and prosperity back to a struggling farm. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County is hosting a special all-day workshop with Vermont farmer and author Richard Wiswall, in-person in Canandaigua, NY on February 27, 2014.  Richard wrote a top-selling book, The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, and has been advising other farmers for years.  In this workshop, Richard will explain how to find your farm’s actual profit centers - which parts of your farm make the most money and which actually lose money.  Learn how to unveil hard truths about your farm, effectively organize your office, read financial statements critically, enhance employee performance, and practice top financial tips for success.

 This all day financial sustainability workshop will be part lecture, part group work sessions, and part demonstration. The target audience is any farmer - beginner to experienced, young or old - who feels the need to sharpen their pencil and focus a little more on the business side of farming. 

Fee: $35.00 per person.  Class fee includes the full course, lunch, and handouts. Please register by February 24, 2014. 

To register or for additional information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email nea8@cornell.edu with your name, address, and phone number.  

This workshop is supported by USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, in an award to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County.


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