Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Register for - The Organic Farmer's Business Course

Event: The Organic Farmer's Business Course
Location: Randolph Center Campus / Allen House
Time: Mar 05, 2014 9:00am - Mar 05, 2014 4:00pm
Cost: $70.00
Price using tuition remission: $63.00
Description: Richard Wiswall shares advice on how to make your vegetable production more efficient, better manage your employees and finances, and turn a profit. You will find your farm's profit centers, learn about efficient farm planning and analysis, efficient farm office management, key financial statements, employee management, and financial tips for success. This all day course will be part lecture, part group work sessions, and part demonstration.

The course will address:
- Planning for Profit: a step by step guide to increase your net profit
- Making a Profit on YOUR Farm: what is making money and what is not
- Your Marketing Strategies
- The Efficient Farm Office: humorous skits and demos outline best practices
- Key Farm Financial Statements: what they are and why they are important
- Employee Management
- Quick Business Fixes

Course cost includes Instruction, Certificate of Completion, and Meals

Instructor: Richard Wiswall
Richard Wiswall is owner/operator of Cate Farm in East Montpel-ier, VT, where he has been farming organically for 32 years. Known for his work on farm profitability and appropriate business tools, he has consulted with over 60 farmers in New England and beyond, helping them in-crease profitability and meet their long term goals. Richard is author of The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook- A Complete guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff- and Making a Profit, and gives workshops frequently on the subject of farm business. To learn more about Richard and Cate Farm, visit and

Questions? Please contact Melissa Neilson, Student Resource Advisor, at or 1-800-442-8821 extension 1677; or Molly Willard, Agriculture Training & Market Garden Manager at or 802-535-5315.
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