Monday, February 9

SU Ag Center to teach farmers how to ‘Grow their Profits’

Baton Rouge, LA- The Southern University Ag Center’s Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR) Programs will host a “Growing Farm Profits” workshop from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Feb. 23 and from 8 a.m. – noon on Feb. 24.

The two-day intensive training is geared toward diversifying horticultural producers by helping farmers make smarter decisions to improve their profits.

Ellen Polishuk and Jim Munsch, outstanding farmers with decades of experience, will walk farmers through the steps for improving farm profits by providing real-farm examples to ensure farmers go home with a clear understanding of recordkeeping and practical solutions to help increase their profits.

The sessions will consist of:
·         Managing your farm as a business
·         Using the Veggie Compass : A whole farm profit management tool
·         Using individual crop budgets
·         Budgeting for machinery/equipment
·         Discovering prices, setting prices, and managing labor costs

This training is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Lunch will be provided and each participant will receive farmer-friendly resource tools.

To register for the workshop or to obtain additional information, contact Dawn Mellion-Patin or Zanetta Augustine @ 225-771-2242 or by email at

This course is offered through funding from the USDA Southern Risk Management in partnership with the SU Ag Center ANR Programs and the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG).


This article was written by Charles Paul,  student worker for the Office of Technology & Communications at the Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center.


LaKeeshia Giddens

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