Sold out: Establishing and Sustaining a Small Farm Operation Workshop, Friday, Aug. 7 , 2020
Time & Location
About the Event
Target audience: Established, beginning, and future small farmers. Those with an interest in starting a sheep or goat operation or improving an existing one will find this workshop especially helpful. Veterans/military/their spouses with ID: $10; general public $20.
The Farm: Glen Cauffmann Farm is home to Pure American Naturals. Glen raises high-end angora and merino goats. Their wool is used by PAN in luxury accessories. Additional wool is sold throughout the United States. The farm has NRCS conservation practices installed on the ground.
Practical budgeting for small farms
Finances: Developing a proposal for financing; Identifying funding sources
Business Planning: Using the free AgPlan tool
Field Walk: Tour of Conservation Best Management Practices; how BMPs impact soil health and productivity; what the process of obtaining NRCS technical and cost assistance looks like from the farmer's perspective.
Lodging is limited in the local area but the farm is located midway between Harrisburg and Selingsgrove. Camping at the farm is available and co-hosts Ben and Lynn Reisinger invite mil/vet attendees to a post-workshop cookout on their farm Friday evening. See registration form. Lodging at a reasonable rate is available for 1 or a couple at the Stone House cabin on the Reisinger's farm. Contact (717) 636-5617 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Sold OutVeteran/Military/Guard/Reserve$10$100$0
- Sold OutGeneral Public$20$200$0