Market Farming 5-day Intensive Course, Oct. 22-26, 2018, at Rose Creek Farms in Selmer, Tennessee

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Market Farming 5-day Intensive Course, Oct. 22-26, 2018, at Rose Creek Farms in Selmer, Tennessee

1,675.00 1,800.00

Price is $1,675. Enrollment for this course is now open

When: October 22-26, 2018

Location: Rose Creek Farms, Selmer, TN

Description: Invest in a solid future for your farm. Spend a week of intensive and top notch quality market farming eduction with Ben Hartman, at Ray and Ashley Tyler's beautiful Rose Creek Farm, in southern Tennessee.

Ben will go more in depth during this week than during any other presentation he has given. He will show you the core principles, strategies, and techniques used at Clay Bottom Farm to achieve high yield and high-profit returns, year after year, on a small footprint. You will leave with concrete skills to start a successful market farm or to give your current farm a big boost.

This course complements our on-farm Lean Farm Design course (Sept. 7-8 at Clay Bottom Farm) but goes much deeper, teaching you specific techniques for high profit lean farming.

Class size is limited to 40 students, sign up today

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In addition, students will receive a "Mastermind" session with Ben to get his advice on the specific challenges you face. Please come prepared with 3-5 questions for Ben to answer.

Specific topics the course will cover:

  • high flow lean farm design for high profit farming

  • greenhouse design and management for four season farming

  • the eight pieces of infrastructure essential in market farming

  • 4 lean business strategies to cut out waste and increase profits with less work

  • paper pot transplanting

  • minimum-till plot preparation

  • 100% success seed germinating

  • the 4 steps to making high-fertility on-farm compost

  • lean strategies for finding and retaining high value customers

  • and much more

Cost: $1,675 (includes all meals—breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Housing is up to students to arrange on their own. There are 3 options:

1. Camping at Rose Creek Farms = free (contact Ray Tyler at rosecreekvillagefarms@gmail.com to arrange camping)

2. Stay in a room at Rose Creek Farms = $35 per night (space is limited, contact Ray Tyler at rosecreekvillagefarms@gmail.com to arrange)

3. Stay in a nearby hotel

For questions, email Ben using this contact form.