We’re excited to announce our 2015 Rockstar Farmer Tour Crop Planning Workshops! Come and learn how to attain profitability with Frédéric Thériault, Quebec Farmer and co-author of the Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers Canadian Organic Growers book. A great follow-up workshop from our Spring 2014 tour with Jean-Martin Fortier on Six-Figure Farming for Small Plots.
“I have not encountered a better organized group of farmers than Fréd and his partners at Tourne-Sol coopérative farm. Their success is without a doubt a reflection of the quality of their crop-planning methodology. The idea, data and framework presented in Fréd’s workshop will help you thrive as a small-scale gower.” Jean-Martin Fortier
Kelowna – January 25, 2015, 10am-6pm (doors 9:30am): UBC-Okanagan Library Building Room L305, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC. Click here to buy tickets!
Victoria – January 29, 2015, 10am-6pm (doors 9:30am): Victoria Friends Meeting House, 1831 Fern Street, Victoria, BC. Click here to buy tickets!
Richmond – February 4, 2015, 1-7:00pm (doors 12:30pm): Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Merville Centre for Dialogue, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond. Click here to buy tickets!
This workshop provides a structure for determining how to operate a profitable, diversified vegetable farm. It hones in on the core issues of farm success: which crops to grow, when to plant them, and in what quantities. Then it provides a logical, linear process for completing it all on time.
* Decide how much money you need to make;
* Calculate your financial goals;
* Determine your ideal markets;
* Create field planting schedules to ensure you meet market demand;
* Generate a field operations calendar;
* Analyze profitability and refine your plans for the growing season.
The workshop material is based on the book Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers. Participants will be supplied with all the charts and necessary information to apply skills learned during workshop on their farm. The workshop will include several hands-on exercises for attendees to familiarize themselves with the calculations and techniques.
About the facilitator, Frédéric Thériault
Frédéric Thériault is one of five members of Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm, in Les Cèdres, Quebec. Founded in 2005, the farm sustains three families with its production of organic vegetables, flowers, and certified organic seeds on seven hectares of land. Frédéric holds a BSc and a MSc in Plant Sciences and Agriculture. He has taught Ecological Agriculture and Principles of Plant Science at the University of McGill and Alfred College.