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Growing Farm Profits Workshop Coming to Kentucky!

Hello LEXINGTON, KY – Are you ready for our "Growing Farm Profits" workshop? This is a farmer-to-farmer training taught by three well-respected nationally-known speakers being held February 1-3 at E.S. Good Barn in Lexington.  It is geared toward horticultural producers to help them understand factors that impact profitability, including financial records, crop budgets, packing shed design, food safety procedures and marketing.

Participants will learn such things as how to track costs in each farm operation, using records to discover their most profitable crops, harvesting and packing techniques to increase shelf-life and profits, and more.

The $25 registration includes continental breakfast and lunch all 3 days, and resource materials (valued at more than $100) including a Post Harvest Handling workbook containing harvesting and packing details for virtually every type of produce, and Veggie Compass, which can be used to discover profit areas, and to predict profit outcomes based on different farm scenarios.

Instructors are Ellen Polishuk, Potomac Vegetable Farms (VA), Jim Munsch, beef producer and business consultant (WI) and Atina Diffley, vegetable farmer and author (MN).

Registration is at http://communityfarmalliance.org/young-and-beginning-farmers/growing-farm-profits-conference/

Hotel information is available: email carolyn@cfaky.org

For information email or call Carolyn Gahn at carolyn@cfaky.org  or 859-925-3307

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Partners in this training include Southern SAWG, USDA Southern Risk Management Education Center, Kentucky State University, Kentucky Horticulture Council and Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development along Community Farm Alliance, Seed Capital Kentucky, and Louisville Farm to Table.