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Making it Happen: Profitability and Success

January 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

| $15

**This is a two-part workshop. Part I will be held on Friday, January 12th from 12-5:30pm. Part II will be held on Monday, January 29th from 12-5:30. The original dates of January 5th and 12th have shifted due to weather on January 5th **

Presented by Julia Shanks and The Carrot Project, Making It Happen: Profitability and Success training will give producers the ability to use four core financial management tools to improve decision-making. Participants will learn and apply financial management tools to their business that will help them answer questions such as: “Can I pay my bills?”, “Is a capital investment worth it?”, “Is this the right price?”, or “Should I add a new product line?”. Two supplementary webinars before and after the workshops. The first will be offered prior to January 5th on Understanding and Using Financial statements. The second will take place after the in-person meetings and cover the use of a Financial Management Calendar Tool that describes how frequently various financial management techniques should be undertaken.

The training is intended for producers with at least one year of operating experience and is approved as a Massachusetts USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training.

**The workshop will be hosted simultaneously in two locations:

LIVE IN-PERSON: at  Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center Rm 303, 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke.

LIVE SIMULCAST: at the Franklin County CDC (FCCDC), 324 Wells St., Greenfield. Through cutting edge technology and the generous support of the PVGrows Investment Fund, we are able to offer a second location for this workshop at the same time, using interactive simulcast and in-person facilitation with CISA, FCCDC and PVGrows staff.

When registering, please specify which location. The capacity of the remote FCCDC location is 8 attendees. **

Registration includes materials, lunch, and two supplementary webinars. In case of a weather cancellation, the alternate date will be Monday, January 29th.

Contact Stevie Schafenacker via email or at (413) 665-7100, ext. 27 with questions and/or:

  • to request materials or interpretation in another language (please inform Stevie one week prior to workshop)
  • to request accessibility accommodations. (HCC is wheelchair accessible.)

Enter name(s) of attendees:

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24225.


January 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


CISA (Community Involved In Sustaining Agriculture)
The Carrot Project
PVGrows Investment Fund
Franklin County CDC


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