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Workshop: Secrets to Increasing Farm Profits with Dave Pratt - Middlebury & Berlin

“Most farms are just a collection of expensive assets and a lot of physically-demanding low-paying jobs. A business is more than that.” That's what Dave Pratt, owner of Ranch Management Consultants and educator for the world renown Ranching For Profit School, has observed in his years of work in the field. He and the RFP team have developed an approach that provides farmers with better options. Come spend the day with Dave and learn tools that you will use for the rest of your farming life!

The workshop will be challenging, fun, and very interactive. It is designed for livestock farms of all scales and stages of development. Participants will leave with insights and tools they can apply immediately to simplify their business, improve their land, increase profitability, and improve their relationships. If you make a living raising livestock (or plan to), you owe it to your future to spend one day with Dave!

You will learn to:

  • Apply his Three Secrets for Increasing Profit® to your farm.
  • Identify your “deadwood” and “profit drivers.”
  • Set a profit target and create a plan to achieve it.
  • Simplify your farm while increasing your profit.
  • Understand the difference between economics and finance and why economics always comes first.

In addition to drilling into the secrets for increasing profit, Dave will spend the afternoon addressing priority issues and challenges identified by participants. A delicious lunch will be provided, feel free to bring what you need to fuel yourself if you have specific dietary requirements.

Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per farm team (2 people).

There are two date and location options

Middlebury VFW - Wednesday, May 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


UVM Extension Classroom, Berlin - Thursday, May 16th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


These events are brought to you by the Vermont Grass Farmers Association with the support of Vermont Farm to Plate and the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture.