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Wednesday, December 7 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
How to Master Farm Business Management Early On (LIVESTREAM) FULL

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A panel of early stage farmers will discuss their biggest mistakes, positive habits and conditions, and lessons learned that have helped them develop successful financial management strategies. Their first hand experience is invaluable advice for farmers just starting out and looking to develop strong financial management skills to start their business on the right path. This workshop will be conducted in a panel format with Q&A from the audience.

Speakers
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Laura Meister

Laura grows diverse veggies on Farm Girl Farm, three acres in Sheffield, MA. Focusing on heirloom and specialty varieties, she supplies chefs in Berkshire County, a small CSA group, and attends one farmers market. Although this is a second career, the first one—art history--didn’t prepare her well for business, either!  
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Dorothy Suput

Founder & Executive Director
Dorothy Suput is the founder and executive director of The Carrot Project. She worked as the first regional organizer on the 1995 Farm Bill for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group for the Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, and as a consultant for the Hartford Food System, Red Tomato, and The Food Project. Dorothy serves on the Board of Managers for the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Flexible Capital Fund and the... Read More →
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CJ Walton

CJ Walton is one half of the husband and wife team that own and operate Black Duck Farm in Becket, Massachusetts.  With his wife Amy, they dabble in many agricultural pursuits, but primarily focus on raising rare duck breeds for eggs and meat.  Much of CJ’s early career was spent at Gould Farm, a therapeutic working farm for adults with mental illness, in Monterey, Massachusetts.  There he worked as a farm team leader... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
West Haybarn