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Virtual Discussion with Ellen Polishuk
February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Please join us for an open and interactive discussion on efficiency and profitability with farming consultant Ellen Polishuk of Plant to Profit
Ellen will present briefly on efficiency and profitability on the farm, however this is meant to be an open and interactive discussion with input and questions from participants. Ellen is a wealth of knowledge, and this is your chance to pick her brain!
Ellen Polishuk is a biological farm consultant and teacher who helps growers around the country improve their soils, their labor management practices and their businesses so that they can increase farm profits and achieve a joyful balanced life. Ellen has 35 years of farming experience under her belt and now devotes herself full time to teaching and consulting other growers. Raised in the suburbs of Washington DC, Ellen discovered farming at an early age, and took that passion to Virginia Tech where she earned a BS in Horticulture. After 4 years in vegetable seed research in California and serving as an active member of the Committee for Sustainable Agriculture, Ellen returned to Virginia to become one of three owners of Potomac Vegetable Farms, where she worked for 25 years. Now a full time farmer coach, Ellen works with farmers on production practices, labor management, soil testing and fertilizer recommendations, and marketing. She also speaks at conferences and meetings around the country on numerous agricultural topics. Ellen’s book, Start Your Farm, that she co-wrote with Virginia farmer Forrest Pritchard is available for purchase.
Learn more about Ellen here: https://www.planttoprofit.com/
This event is FREE for Real Local RVA Members and $10 for Non-Members.