Richmond Rockstar Farmer Tour - Crop Planning to Successfully Grow $150,000 / 1.5 Acres! Workshop for Organic Vegetable Growers with Frédéric Thériault
When: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Doors Open: 12:30pm
Cost: $75. All proceeds from ticket sales support Young Agrarians 2015 programs!
Snacks: @3:30pm Bring something yummy to share and tools to eat with! Bring a mug for coffee, tea, and water.
Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Merville Centre for Dialogue, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, V6X 3X7, BC
In partnership with Kwantlen Sustainable Agriculture Department.
Learn how attain profitability through crop planning with this all-day workshop!
* Decide how much money you need to make;
* Calculate your financial goals;
* Determine your ideal markets;
* Create field planting schedules to ensure you meet market demand;
* Generate a field operations calendar;
* Analyze profitability and refine your plans for the growing season.
This workshop provides a structure for determining how to operate a profitable, diversified vegetable farm. It hones in on the core issues of farm success: which crops to grow, when to plant them, and in what quantities. Then it provides a logical, linear process for completing it all on time.
The workshop material is based on the book: Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers, co-authored by Frédéric Thériault. Participants will be supplied with all the charts and necessary information to apply skills learned during workshop on their farm. The workshop will include several hands-on exercises for attendees to familiarize themselves with the calculations and techniques.
About the facilitator, Frédéric Thériault
Frédéric Thériault is one of five members of Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm, in Les Cèdres, Quebec. Founded in 2005, the farm sustains three families with its production of organic vegetables, flowers, and certified organic seeds on seven hectares of land. Frédéric holds a BSc and a MSc in Plant Sciences and Agriculture. He has taught Ecological Agriculture and Principles of Plant Science at the University of McGill and Alfred College.
Young Agrarians is a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk Society. Our vision is to grow the next generation of farmers and food lovers in British Columbia and Canada!
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Merville Centre for Dialogue (View)
8771 Lansdowne Road
Richmond, BC V6X 3X7
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|