March 16, 2015. Are You Ready to Start a CSA Workshop Series, #3

These six workshops will be taught by experienced growers and UT personnel and will provide growers with training in planning, structuring, marketing, managing, analyzing profitability and expanding a CSA.

March 16, Managing Growth of Your CSA, Labor Management, Apprenticeship Programs and Quality of Life, led by Jeff Martin, Plant Sciences, and Tana Comer, Eaton’s Creek Organics, Joelton, TN. This workshop will cover labor issues, the pros and cons of apprenticeship programs, and expanding your CSA gradually, while maintaining your quality of life.

These 2-hour workshops are scheduled for one Monday afternoon a month, and will be offered on working farms throughout Tennessee from January to June 2015. All workshops will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, regardless of timezone (ie., the workshop in Toone will take place at 1:00 PM CST, while the workshop located in Heiskell will take place at 1:00 PM EST).

Registration is $50 per person for all six workshops or $10 per person per workshop.

Registration for TN Fruit and Vegetable Association members (http://www.tfva.org/jointfva/) or TN Organic Growers Association members (http://www.tnorganics.org/contact.html) is FREE. Enter promo code TFVAFREE or TOGAFREE on the payment screen, if you are a member. Member verification required.