Workshops: Winter-Spring 2017

A glimpse at what to expect for 2017 – additional workshops and course can be found at Cultivating Success™.

MOSCOW:

Cultivating the Success TM of New Farmers: Hosting Interns & Mentoring Beginning Farmers
Friday, January 20, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
$25 registration, $15 for Rural Roots members, includes lunch and workshop materials.  This workshop is geared for experienced farmers and ranchers interested in hosting interns, on-farm educational programs or mentoring beginning farmers and will be led by two seasoned Idaho farmers!  Content will cover keys to creating successful mentor-mentee and mentor-intern relationships.  To register:
https://cs_farmer_mentors.eventbrite.com 

Palouse-Clearwater Food Summit: The Value of Local Food

Friday, January 27, 9AM – 5PM @ the 1912 Center in Moscow, ID
Open for all who are passionate about increasing the availability, access, and production of local food in the Palouse-Clearwater region should attend.  $25 registration, includes lunch.  Scholarships available.  For more information, visit:
www.pcfoodcoalition.org

Financial Fitness for Farmers
Sat., Feb. 11, 9AM – 4PM.  This Cultivating Success TM workshop will focus on how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability.  Forms included: balance sheet, income statement, enterprise budget, and cash-flow budget.  The course will include reference materials as well as homework assignments.  Experienced Idaho farmers will discuss tips and techniques for developing the recordkeeping skills you need to create these financial forms.  Two evening follow-up workshops.  Check www.cultivatingsuccess.org for more details.

Growing Success: Two-Day Wholesale, Direct Marketing & Food Safety

Tues. & Wed., February 21-22, 8:30AM – 5PM.  Hosted at the UI Moscow campus (parking permits provided).
FamilyFarmed, USDA Risk Management Agency and Cultivating Success
TM are partnering to offer this two-day workshop for beginning and experienced agricultural producers.   Trainer Atina Diffley, draws on her decades of experience in vegetable production and marketing to provide operators of produce farms of any size with useful, practical, profit-making guidance on how to achieve the highest quality produce for sale!   $35 registration / $30 for Rural Roots members, includes two lunches and one resource manual.   To register: https://growingsuccess.eventbrite.com

Sustainable Farm Law 101

Wed., March 1, 9:30AM – 5:30PM.  Hosted at the UI Moscow campus (parking permits provided).
Farm Commons and Cultivating Success
TM are partnering to offer Sustainable Farm Law 101.  This workshop is led by attorney Rachel Armstrong and provides farmers with proactive legal resources to address the basics of land use and leasing, farm financing, farm events, value-added production, business entities, insurance, sales contracts, and food safety (including the new FSMA regulations).    $25 registration, includes lunch & resource materials. $20 for Rural Roots members.  To register: https://sustainablefarmlaw101.eventbrite.com

POST FALLS:

Sustainable Farm Law 101

Thursday, March 2, 8:30AM – 5:00PM.  Hosted at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls.    Farm Commons and Cultivating SuccessTM are partnering to offer Sustainable Farm Law 101.  This workshop is led by attorney Rachel Armstrong and provides farmers with proactive legal resources to address the basics of land use and leasing, farm financing, farm events, value-added production, business entities, insurance, sales contracts, and food safety (including the new FSMA regulations).    $25 registration, includes lunch & resource materials. $20 for Rural Roots members.  To register: https://farmlaw101_postfalls.eventbrite.com   

 On-Farm Food Safety:  Mitigating Your Legal Risks 

Friday, March 3, 9:00AM-2:00PM.  Hosted at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls.    Bad things can happen to good farmers. So, make sure you are legally protected if a food safety outbreak happens to you. Learn strategies for effective legal risk management including insurance coverage, forming a business entity, and using strong contract language at our workshop. We’ll go into detail on strict liability, negligence, and regulatory compliance, including all the latest with the Food Safety Modernization Act. This workshop will be lively and practical; you’ll leave knowing what you need to do to protect your farm. $25 registration, includes lunch & resource materials. $20 for Rural Roots members.  To register: https://mitigateyourrisk.eventbrite.com  

 Financial Fitness for Farmers
Sat., March 11, 9AM – 4PM.  This Cultivating Success TM workshop will focus on how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability.  Forms included: balance sheet, income statement, enterprise budget, and cash-flow budget.  The course will include reference materials as well as homework assignments.  Experienced Idaho farmers will discuss tips and techniques for developing the recordkeeping skills you need to create these financial forms.  Two evening follow-up workshops.  Check www.cultivatingsuccess.org for more details.

For more info or questions related to the above programs, please contact: Colette

If you can’t afford to attend one of these great trainings, we can help!  Partial scholarships are available! Contact info@cultivatingsuccess.org for more information.

Rural Roots mission is to support and enhance sustainable agriculture and local food systems in the Inland NW and beyond.