Upcoming Workshops:

Nov 2023, ASCFG annual meeting, St Louis,Weathering the Storm of a Different Kind: People Quitting, Injuries and Other Labor Challenges



Apr 2023, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) NY, Managing Farm Labor Costs = Crop Costing

Feb 2023, Pennsylvania Veteran Farmers Conference,  Keynote Address, Farm Profitability workshop, and Intro to Soils

Feb 2023, Nofa Vermont, Full Day Labor Intensive and When Will this Purchase Pay for Itself

Feb 2023, Full Day Crop Costing and Profitability Workshop with all kinds of growers in Tidewater, VA

Jan 2023, Practical Farmers of Iowa Conf, When Will this Purchase Pay for Itself.

Aug 2022, ASCFG conf in Boston, When is No-Till a Bad Idea, and Too Much of a Good Thing (Overuse of Compost)

February 2022  University of Minnesota Farm Food Safety Training: a good series of workshops.GAPs: Applying ‘Lean Farming’ concepts to your produce farm

Feb 2022 PASA conference,, Don’t Be a Knucklehead: Starting Your Farm Slowly, Part 1 and 2   and   Should I Buy This New Equipment or Not

Jan and March, 2022 OEFFA series on Cost of Production and Fair Pricing   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UGkozgGfXg  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_tXKTD5t70

January 11, 2021, Growing Money and Soil, Grey Bruce Farmers Week Conference, CANADA, virtual

January 16, 2021, To Scale or Not to Scale – That is the Question, Future Harvest CASA conference, virtual

Mid February, How Low Can You Go? What’s Your Breakeven Price?, OEFFA conference, virtual

February 22-23, 2020, Healthy Farms, all day workshop, Eco Farm Day, Canadian Organic Growers Conference, Cornwall, ON

February 8, 2020, Managing On-Farm Labor, workshop, Georgia Organics Conference, Athens, GA

February 7, 2020  Choosing Markets and Managing Revenue Streams, half day workshop, Georgia Organics Conference, Athens, GA

January 23, 2020  How to Train and Keep Great Employees, Farm Labor Seminar Series, Connecticut Farm Bureau, Haddam, CT

January 12, 2020  State of the Onion Keynote, VABF Conference, Roanoke, VA

January 11, 2020, Advanced Organic Vegetable Production, Full day workshop, VABF Conference, Roanoke, VA

December 6&7, 2019   Keynote, Making our Farms HealthierTennessee Local Food Summit, Nashville, TN

November 18&19, 2019, Market Growers Success Mastermind, Clarksburg, MD

November 1, 2019  Putting Efficiency Improvements into High GearCFSA conference, Durham, NC

March 20, 2019 – Keynote, Lean Farming session, Profitability session, American Small Farm Conference, West Plains, MO

March 1-2, 2019 Increasing Efficiency Using Lean Farm Principles, half day course, Organic Association of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Feb 24, 2019Are you losing money with every carrot bunch you sell?, half day course, Dorena, OR  contact walt@workhorseworkshops.com

Feb 23, 2019 – workshops on Failure, and Giving Great Customer Service Oregon Small Farms Conference, Corvalis, OR

Feb 14-16, 2019Keynote Address, and two workshops, Texas Organic Growers Conference, Corpus Christi, TX

Feb 11, 2019Keynote address, and Lean Farming Tools and Techniques,  Mid-South Farm to Table Conference, Memphis, TN

Feb 6, 2019Start Your Vegetable Farm, full day intensive, PASA Conference, Lancaster, PA

Jan 19, 2019 – Lean Farming Ideas: What’s All the Buzz About?, SSAWG Conference, Little Rock, AR

Jan 23, 2019Growing Farm Profits – 1.5 day workshop, SSAWG Conference, Little Rock, AR

Jan 18, 2019 – Stepping up Your Management Game – Becoming a Better Boss,    Future Harvest CASA Conference, College Park, MD

Jan 17, 2019 – Vegetable Production for Advanced Growers , full day intensive, Future Harvest CASA Conference, College Park, Md 9-4

Nov 15-16, 2018Lean Farm Program, University of NH Extension, Manchester NH

Nov 9-11, 2018 – Beginning Farmer half-day intensiveSustainable Agriculture Conference, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association; Durham, NC. . Friday Nov 9, 8:30-11:30am

Nov 1, 2018Delmarva Soils Summit, Future Harvest CASA, University of Maryland Eastern Shore,

Oct 23 – Nov 13, 2018 – Small Farm Dreams Course, Piedmont Environmental Council, Charlottesville, VA  6-9pm, 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings

Sept 21, 2018Farm Business Profitability and the Veggie Compass, Tricycle Urban Ag; Richmond, VA  9am-1pm

May 31, 2017  Soils Course for Growers, Full Day Intensive, Allegheny Mountain Institute, VA

March 28, 2017  Introduction to Veggie Compass and Farm Profitability – Half Day Course, Tricycle Gardens, Richmond, VA

February 25, 2017  Farm Scale Composting, MOSES Conference, La Crosse, WI

February 23, 2017 Practical Route to Healthy Soils and Better Crops, Organic University, with Gary Zimmer, MOSES Conference, La Crosse, WI

February 6 and 7, 2017The Business of Labor, Portsmith and Lebanon, NH

January 16, 2017Farming for Profit – Getting your soils right to make money, Cleveland, OH

January 9, 2017  Full Day Soils Intensive, VABF Conference, Hot Springs, Virginia

January 10-11, 2017, Using Labor Wisely, VABF Conference workshop sessions, Hot Springs, Virginia

November 16 and 17, 2016, full day training for agricultural service providers on Growing Farm Profits, San Antonio and Edinburg Texas

January 30, 2016Does Equipment Pay? with John Hendrickson, and Growing Fall Transplanted BrassicasSSAWG Annual Conference, Lexington, KY

January 27, 2016Veggie Compass Training (full day) with Jim Munsch, SSAWG Annual Conference, Lexington, KY


 January 7, 2016, Getting More from your Labor, North American Strawberry Growers Conference, Savannah, GA

December 3, 2015Making Soil Health Come First – Building Your Ground While Staying Profitable in the Vegetable Business, Virginia Farm to Table Conference

November 8, 2015Coaxing More Profit from Your Farm: Just Because It Sells Doesn’t Mean it’s Profitable!, CFSA Annual Conference, Durham, NC

November 6, 2015, Using the Veggie CompassCFSA Annual Conference Pre-Conference Intensive (9am-3pm), Durham, NC

October 29, 2015Is Your Gut Instinct Costing You Money?, Local Food Hub, Charlottesville, VA

February 9, 2015, Soil Fertility for Sustainable Vegetable Production, Farm to Table Conference for Midsouth Producers, Memphis, Tennessee

February 21, 2015, Growing Farm Profits, day and a half training, Jackson, Mississippi, 

February 23 & 24, Growing Farm Profits, Day and a half training, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

February 28, 2015,  Oregon Small Farms ConferenceFarm Profitability 1: Discovering Where The Profits Are On Your Farm (And Where They Are Not)

January 17, 2014, Basic Soil Improvement Techniques for Sustainable Farmers , SSAWG Conference, Mobile, Alabama

January 14-15, 2015, Growing Farm Profits Short Course, SSAWG Conference, Mobile, Alabama

December 4, 2014, A Fresh Look at Understanding Soil, ACRES Conference, Columbus, Ohio, cd available here  

December 5, 2014, Managing Your Farm for Profitability, ACRES Conference, Columbus, Ohio, cd available here

October 21, 2014    Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers Annual Conference, Newark, Delaware, Ummm, Growing Flowers is Still Farming!    ASCFG Conference  

July 10, 2014  Pest Management Workshop, organized by the Local Food Hub, held at Bellair Farm in Albemarle County, VA.

January 18, 2014, SSAWG Conference, Mobile, Alabama, What You Don’t Know About Labor May be Costing You,

January 30, 2014, Managing Your Farm for Profits, Virginia Biological Farming Conference, Richmond, Virginia

February 1, 2014, Growing Farm Profits Workshop, Community Farm Alliance, Lexington, KY, http://communityfarmalliance.org/young-and-beginning-farmers/growing-farm-profits-conference/

February 21, 2014, Georgia Organics Conference, Jeckyl Island, GA,  Profits & Enterprise Budgets: How to Work Towards More, http://conference.georgiaorganics.org/in-depth-workshops/