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Sound Advice in Workshop for Small Farmers

Atina Diffley

Award-winning author, organic farmer and speaker Atina Diffley will teach a series of Market Farm workshops virtually at the Center for Agrarian Learning at McHenry County College, in Crystal Lake, in January and February. The workshops are intended for those with direct market farm businesses and are seeking to improve record keeping to make better decisions or expand  to wholesale.

Recordkeeping Made Easier: Strategies and Systems ($5) 6 p.m., January 13 and 20. Register at Records relating to production, crew/labor, food safety and finances will be among the many types discussed.

Crop Planning for Market Needs and Profitability ($5) 6 p.m., January 27 and February 3. Register at Participants will learn how to design a sequential planting/harvest plan, including when to plant, which cultivars to use and how to adjust plantings based on weather and markets.

Registered participants will receive their choice of the comprehensive Direct Market Success Manual or Wholesale Success Manual, published by Family Farmed, an $80 value.


For more information, call Sheri Doyel, director of the Center for Agrarian Learning, at 815-479-7618 or email [email protected].