Farming Workshops in Northern Michigan

Whole Farm Planning Workshop - Friday, March 6, 1 to 4pm, Charlevoix Public Library

This workshop was rescheduled from its original date. Please note new date. With Holistic Management® whole farm planning, farmers can achieve a triple bottom line of financial viability, social responsibility and environmental sustainability while creating their desired quality of life. Holistic Management® Certified Educator Larry Dyer will introduce workshop participants to the HM decision making framework, and folks will leave with a draft holistic goal, the foundation for HM decision making and whole farm planning. $25 per person, or $30 for two from the same farm. At the Charlevoix Public Library, 220 West Clinton St, Charlevoix REGISTER ONLINE
Holistic Management® Financial Planning Friday, April 10, 1 to 4pm Charlevoix Public Library, 220 West Clinton St., Charlevoix This workshop was rescheduled from its original date. Please note new date. Holistic Management® (HM) Financial Planning helps farmers manage finances toward a triple bottom line of financial viability, social responsibility and environmental sustainability while creating their desired quality of life. HM financial planning includes procedures for record keeping and planning that integrates all aspects of the farm operation, manages cash flow and controls expenses throughout the year. Holistic Management® Certified Educator Larry Dyer will introduce workshop participants to Holistic Management® Financial Planning and they will take the preliminary steps in creating their financial plan. $25 per person, or $30 for two from the same farm. REGISTER ONLINE
Organic Certification: Creating the Organic Systems Plan Friday, March 20, 1 to 4pm Charlevoix Public Library, 220 West Clinton St., Charlevoix Organic farming is an ecologically balanced, integrated way of farming. It also has a legal definition under the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Central to certification is the organic systems plan the farmer creates. Many farmers find that creating the record keeping systems required for an organic systems plan helps them be better farm managers. In this interactive workshop instructor Larry Dyer will explain how the USDA NOP works and the requirements for transitioning to organic. Participants will leave the workshop with a draft organic systems plan for their farm. $25 per person, or $30 for two from the same farm. REGISTER ONLINE

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