MARCH 3, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2019

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! No matter where you are at in your farming journey or what type of farm you operate, these “lean” principles can help you streamline and maximize your time.

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1-6pm

WHERE:  Dakelh Territory | Prince George Civic Centre, 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George B.C.

COST:  Sliding scale $25-$50. There are a couple work trades available, contact Robin at to inquire. If funds are a barrier to your participation – please let us know!


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Using the Lean System to Earn a Comfortable Living on a Farm

In this workshop, Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm and The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables, will explain powerful concepts from the Japanese lean system that prevent burnout and increase profits with less waste and work. Lean principles are universal, and the workshop will cover practical techniques that farmers of any size and type can take home and immediately employ. Ben will provide examples of lean at work on his Indiana vegetable farm, Clay Bottom Farm, as well as on other farms. 

All kinds of farms can benefit from these lean principles, not just market gardens! 

Topics covered include:

  • Organizing workspaces with 5S
  • Genchi gembutsu (close observation) to precisely identify value
  • The 7 types of farm muda (waste)
  • Kaizen (continuous improvement) on a farm
  • How to set prices with lean
  • The lean system and worker management
  • Lean business management

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Funding for this event and others in Central and Northern B.C. is provided by the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the B.C. Land Matching Program.


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