I went to a three-day holistic management workshop this week – 24 hours of mind-numbing classroom course work. The workshop was awesome.
The instructor was from Colorado, runs a 4,000-acre ranch, and has taught this stuff in the U.S., China, Denmark, etc. It was privilege to be exposed to that much knowledge for only $100.
It was just odd to go from processing chickens in the cold and rain one day to sitting in a classroom with other like-minded individuals. There were quite a few other of your local farmers there looking to improve the sustainability of their farms. Not only from the growing and land aspect but also from the financial aspect, which is just as important, if not more so.
If we can’t make a living doing what we do, we are eventually going to have to quit doing it.
Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield.