Farm Business Planning with Eero! Please Join Us!


A Weekend with Farm Specialist Eero Ruutilla

Basic Crop Planning
Saturday January 17
, 1-4pm

Your Farm Business Plan
Sunday January 18
, 9am—noon

Workshop Location: Westmoor clubhouse
(yellow house on hill), 10 Westmoor Lane
Free & Open to the Public!
Grower education workshops and classes are part of Sustainable Nantucket’s Community Farm Institute Educational Series. With thanks to MDAR & the Community Foundation of Nantucket for their support!

If you’ve ever wanted to make some extra $$ growing produce on a small scale, this workshop is for you!

During this intensive, on Saturday afternoon, specialist Eero Ruuttila will speak to us about how your farm business plan depends upon an understanding of your soils, nutrient management and crop cultures. Then, on Sunday morning, we’ll get down to the particulars of how to create a farm business plan that works!

Eero Ruuttila is a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist and farmer to farmer liaison for a UCONN Cooperative Extension sponsored Scaling Up program for Connecticut Beginning Farmers. Eero is also the Incubator Farm Coordinator for the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Lowell, MA), providing technical assistance at 2 farm sites in Dracut, MA and 1 in Newburyport, MA. For 22 years Eero was director and field manager of Nesenkeag Farm, a 65 acre certified organic nonprofit farm in Litchfield, NH. For 2 years Eero was the Farm manager of Seeds of Change Research Farm in El Guique, New Mexico.