By John Mesko • SFA Executive Director
The MN Organic Conference is right around the corner! January 9-10 is only 3 weeks away! I’d also like to remind you about the 2015 Winter Workshops that are being held in conjunction with the Organic Conference on Jan. 8, 2015. There are some really great longer-format workshops available and since they are just the day before the conference, you can make the most of your time!
Special for SFA members! If you are a paid SFA member, you can attend the “Reality Checking your Farm Plan workshop for free ($25 for non-members). This is one of the results of our Adjust 2015 project which we’ve been working on for the past 2 years.
In the workshop, we’ll review the key difficulties experienced farmers told us they faced early in their farming careers. We’ll also give you tools to help you avoid the most common of those pitfalls, which will strengthen your plan and ultimately improve your chances of long-term success. Specifically, we’ll be covering financial benchmarks you should be incorporating into your plan, considerations for business plan assumptions, dealing with and planning for changes in family structure and function as well as tools for building a team of experts to help you launch your business.
If you are thinking about farming, planning to farm, or have just started farming, this workshop will be of interest and benefit to you. If you have any questions about the program, call me at 763-260-0209, or to register, click here. See you there!