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Enterprise Budgeting for High-Value Crops

September 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Are your specialty salad greens generating a profit after you account for the money and time spent growing, harvesting, washing, storing, and marketing them? How about your broccoli and Brussels sprouts? Are lower-value crops taking up too much valuable real estate in your fields?

Enterprise budgets help farmers determine whether or not individual crops are achieving the financial returns they need. They help you assess if you should increase, maintain, or decrease your production of individual crops in your rotation.

Join PASA, Grow Pittsburgh, and Chatham University at Braddock Farms to learn about enterprise budgeting and how it can help you evaluate the profitability of any crop through the leafy lenses of salad mix and arugula.

Speaker information

Chris Murakami, Chatham University: Chris’ research, teaching, and outreach focus on learning through experiences with food and nature. He has experience in early childhood and higher education and continually looks for pragmatic ways to engage learners of all ages through garden-based or critical food systems education.

Nick Lubecki, Braddock Farm Manager, Grow Pittsburgh: Nick started his first vegetable farm in 2012 in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Until 2015, he ran his small farm business Butter Hill Farm on two acres, selling vegetables to farm markets, a CSA, and restaurants. In 2016, he began working with Grow Pittsburgh and managing Shiloh Farm, a small intensive urban farm, as well as the Frick Greenhouse. Last year, he began managing Braddock Farm, a one-acre urban farm which aims to produce affordable food to sell in Braddock while teaching people how to grow vegetables.

Questions?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Dan Dalton by email at dan@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x710.

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Date: Tue, September 24, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Braddock Farms
1000 Braddock Ave
Braddock, PA 15104

Cost: Free Register Now


Event Category: PASA Events