Are you registered yet?
Monday, February 6 is the last day to register for the Beginning Farmer Retreat.
Where: Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center
37776 Alpha Avenue, Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Start: 1:00 pm Friday, February 10
End: 2:00 pm Saturday, February 11
Cost: $20 for PFI members $40 for non-PFI members
Cost covers retreat activities, food and bunk-style lodging. Alternative lodging is available on your own in Strawberry Point.
The retreat is intended for beginning farmers who are motivated to improve their financial and business knowledge for their existing or future farm. Friday will cover financial literacy and available programs for farm financing. Attendees can choose to create a projected income statement using their own financial records or focus on goal setting for their future farm business. On day two the group will break into enterprises and learn about marketing and production efficiencies.
Here's what some of last year's attendees had to say about this retreat:
"I so appreciated that you had REAL producers as speakers - not just
speakers on the conference circuit!"
"I love getting to hear about what is or isn't working for other beginning farmers."