About Our Workshops

Alaska Farmland Trust works to support agriculturalists from cradle to grave to keep their land in agriculture. It is our philosophy that one of the best ways for us to protect our valuable agricultural soils is to help build sustainable, long-term farms here in the state. In that vain, we conduct period webinars and workshops on conservation easements, land lease drafting, farm profitability and succession planning.

2018 Workshop Schedule:

Improving Profitability for Your Farm Business

This One Day Workshop Will Focus on the Following Concepts:

  • Become aware of the factors that affect overall profitability
  • Learn about options for keeping good records
  • Understand the difference between cash flow and profitability
  • Learn strategies for building profit into your products’ prices
  • Learn about resources to further your learning
  • Get an overview in what you should know when filing your farm taxes

About the Presenter: Bill Longbrake

Longtime Alaskan, farmer, and business consultant, Bill Longbrake is no stranger to the challenges of farming. As current owner of Country Garden Farms- a sod and hay farm in Palmer, Alaska, Bill knows firsthand the challenges of attaining profitability for a farm. Bill has a bachelors degree in accounting and experience in most areas of business,  More importantly Bill understands the tips and tricks of setting up your record keeping to tell you about the financial health of your farm.  Bill looks forward to helping you find answers to your toughest accounting questions.  When not in the fields or managing business issues, you can find Bill with a grand-daugter on each knee.

Workshop Dates and Locations:

Improving Profitability for your Kenai Farm BusinessKenai:

January 20th: Kenai River Center from 9AM-5PM

Cost: $50 Lunch and Material Provided

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February 9th: Kachemak Center

Cost: $60 (Includes Lunch and Materials)

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February 17: The Annex from 9am-5PM

Cost $50 (Includes Lunch and Materials)

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March 10: TBD

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