Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) is offering a two-day, Holistic Management workshop on February 10-11, 2017 that will focus on whole farm financial planning for experienced fruit and vegetable farmers. This course provides key financial principles that help you learn how to work on your business, not just in your business. You will develop a financial plan and identify ways to implement and monitor that plan. You’ll learn the key economic analysis tools for improved financial decisions for both annual budgets and for long term investment. You will learn how to make financial decisions and plans toward the mission and values of your farm to create a sustainable business.
The instructor for the course is Cindy Dvergsten who has been practicing Holistic Management since 1993 and teaching Holistic Management since 1995, reaching over 1,500 people. A life-long farmer, she has raised sheep, beef, poultry, and fruits and vegetables. She has a degree in Natural Resource Management and Soil Conservation from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. Cindy is based in the four corners region of Colorado, where she raises Navajo-Churro sheep.
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the PFI Beginning Farmer Retreat. The two groups will share meals and free time, but will have separate programming. The event will take place at Camp Ewalu Retreat Center near Strawberry Point, Iowa.
To register for the event, click here.