Events & Schools
Warrior Field Day – 2022 TBA
Farrow to finish & marketing school: tickets on sale now!
Farrow to Finish School
On-farm school covering all aspects of building and operating a scaled farrow through finish pastured pork enterprise.
During this school we will go in depth on how Jordan and Laura built a pasture based farrowing to finish system and became one of the largest pasture based farrowers in the state of Virginia. All aspects of production and marketing will be addressed in a hands on – out on the farm setting – along with classroom aspects. Participants will leave with an interactive curriculum filled with pertinent information of the course, along with the knowledge accumulated over years of trial and error to build a scaled, pasture based, swine enterprise. This will be the premier on farm event for those looking to build a pasture based pork enterprise & market at a scale supporting a full time income.
This school will be covering all aspects of marketing and selling your pasture raised meats.
This school will go in depth on how we started from scratch and have continued to grow our sales exponentially year after year. It takes work and we will provide the knowledge and useful tools so that you can succeed in your marketplace. We all know that without selling what we produce, we won’t have a viable business. So let’s be sure to have the correct information to work in a way that will create the biggest impact in sales. We will discuss our experience with Farmers Markets, Drop Sites/Buying Clubs, Online Sales, Shipping, Home Delivery, Wholesale, Restaurants, and On-farm sales. We’ll look at the ins and outs of logistics, regulations, selling by the piece vs. by the pound, carcass vs. individual cuts, websites, e-commerce, cut sheets, building your story, branding, social media presence, and so much more. It’s exciting and fun to watch your business grow (or looking at where you want to start) and we are excited to help you! This class can be taken with the Farrow to Finish School or taken by itself. Happy Selling!
An intensive one day seminar on scalable grass-fed/finished beef production. Tour an intensively grazed farm and learn the basics of building a profitable beef enterprise. Schools scheduled on a monday include a guided tour of a cattle auction yard during a sale.
A compact version of the longer Farrow to Finish & Marketing schools, this one day event hits the big picture of designing, building and operating a scalable pastured pork enterprise.
Topics that will be covered are:
- Infrastructure and Ground considerations for your farm.
- Gear and Equipment.
- Breeding animals, farrowing through finishing.
- Management & Movement.
- Carcass audits.
- Bringing your product to market.
Warrior Field day
Join us for the inaugural Warrior Field Day! This 1 day event is for any Veteran or Active Duty person who’s farming now or looking to farm in the future. Dependents are welcome to attend too. Event is on location at J & L Green Farm and led by USMC Veteran and farmer, Jordan Green. Jordan and his wife Laura, co-founded J & L Green Farm in 2009 upon leaving active duty and it has been their full time occupation since. Read more about Jordan here.
SPECIAL GUEST: USMC Veteran Rob Jones will lead a discussion on finding mission and overcoming obstacles in your path. Rob overcame a double leg amputation IED blast in Afghanistan to go on and compete in the Paralympics and complete 31 marathons in 31 days. He and his wife have also started a direct to retail farm. You can check out his work here: http://www.robjonesjourney.com/#home-2-section
Plan for a full day packed with learning, food and comradeship with the community!
WARRIOR FIELD DAY
Join us for the inaugural Warrior Field Day! This 1 day event is for any Veteran or Active Duty person who’s farming now or looking to farm in the future.
This one day event hits the big picture of designing, building and operating a scalable pastured pork enterprise.
Farrow To Finish & Marketing School
A premier on-farm event that you won’t want to miss. Reserve your spot today!
Plan. Build. Grow.
A systematic plan to move a dream into a reality.
Farrow to Finish.
Building a scaled, regenerative based pork enterprise.