Crop Planning for Market Needs and Profitability

When:
January 27, 2021
Time:
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Category:
Agriculture Events Events
Location:
Zoom
Details:

Crop Planning for Market Needs and Profitability – two sessions with Atina Diffley

A key component of produce marketing success is production timed to mature when your market needs it and the ability to accurately forecast maturation and yield. Crop planning benefits include maximizing space and fertility, extended harvest windows, farm profits, continuous supply, and optimum quality and yield. Learn how to design a sequential planting/harvest plan, including when to plant, which cultivars, and how to adjust plantings based on weather and markets. Fee $5 for both sessions

January 27, 6 – 8 p.m. CST, two-hour Zoom Webinar with homework to complete before the next session

February 3, 6 – 7 p.m. CST, one-hour Zoom Discussion with time for questions on the work completed

Each person who registers for “Recordkeeping Made Easier” and/or for “Crop Planning for Market Needs” will receive either the Wholesale Success Manual or Direct Market Success Manual, an $80 value, published by Family Farmed.  There is only one book provided, per person, even if you register for both workshops.

Register for Recordkeeping Made Easier, 1/13 and 1/20

Register for Crop Planning, 1/27 and 2/3

Atina Diffley is an organic vegetable farmer, public speaker, and author of the award-winning memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. Her areas of expertise include postharvest handling, brand-name marketing, food safety, and organic farming systems. She is FamilyFarmed’s lead trainer and co-author/editor of their training manuals, Wholesale Success, Direct Market Success, and Food Safety Template.

Atina Diffley

Presented by McHenry County College Center for Agrarian Learning

This workshop is offered in partnership with Family Farmed, and with their generous support.

Contact:
Sheri Doyel
sdoyel@mchenry.edu