ACORN Conference Program

All Workshops

Finding the Sweet Spot on a Small Organic Farm

Monday, November 26, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   

Gillian Flies and Brent Preston describe their ten-year journey from beginner farmers to operators of a profitable and sustainable organic farm. Guided by a set of core principles, Gillian and Brent have built a farm business that provides for their family’s financial and emotional needs; a farm that makes money, enhances the local environment and builds community. Learn how they analyzed many variables - scale, crop mix, production methods, markets, location and personal preference - to find a model that works. This workshop will include detailed crop production, marketing, sales and financial information.

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Finding the Sweet Spot on a Small Organic Farm

Monday, November 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   

Gillian Flies and Brent Preston describe their ten-year journey from beginner farmers to operators of a profitable and sustainable organic farm. Guided by a set of core principles, Gillian and Brent have built a farm business that provides for their family’s financial and emotional needs; a farm that makes money, enhances the local environment and builds community. Learn how they analyzed many variables - scale, crop mix, production methods, markets, location and personal preference - to find a model that works. This workshop will include detailed crop production, marketing, sales and financial information.

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The Transition Timeline (and Knowing the Rules)

Monday, November 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   

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But what do I do About the Weeds? ... and Other Burning Questions

Monday, November 26, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM   

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