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One Day Workshop for Profit Planning

  • Middlebury VFW 530 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT, 05753 United States (map)

Workshop lead by Dave Pratt, owner of Ranch Management Consultants  and educator for the world renown Ranching for Profit School.

Cost: $40 per person, or $75 for 2 people from the same farm  

Registration deadline is Monday, May 13th.  

Space is limited so register here as soon as possible! 

"Most farms are just a collection of expensive assets and a lot of physically-demanding low-paying jobs. A business is more than that." That's what Dave Pratt, owner of Ranch Management Consultants and educator for the world renown Ranching For Profit School, has observed in his years of work in the field. He and the RFP team have developed an approach that provides farmers with better options. Come spend the day with Dave and learn tools that you will use for the rest of your farming life!

The workshop will be challenging, fun, and very interactive. It is designed for livestock farms of all scales and stages of development. Participants will leave with insights and tools they can apply immediately to simplify their business, improve their land, increase profitability, and improve their relationships. If you make a living raising livestock (or plan to), you owe it to your future to spend one day with Dave!

You will learn to:

  • Apply his Three Secrets for Increasing Profit® to your farm.

  • Identify your "deadwood" and "profit drivers".

  • Set a profit target and create a plan to achieve it.

  • Simplify your farm while increasing your profit.

  • Understand the difference between economics and finance and why economics always comes first.

In addition to drilling into the secrets for increasing profit, Dave will spend the afternoon addressing priority issues and challenges identified by participants. A delicious lunch will be provided, feel free to bring what you need to fuel yourself if you have specific dietary needs.   

If you require accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, please contact Jenn Colby at (802) 535-7606 or by May 8, 2019 so we may assist you.  

This workshop is organized by:

Vermont Grass Farmers Association

UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Vermont Farm to Plate   

You can also contact Cheryl Cesario for more information on this event!

802-388-4969 ext. 346 


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