November 14, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture along with the Sustainable Farming Association and other partners are working together to bring Dave Pratt and his Ranching for Profit workshops to Minnesota in December.  Pratt’s tool box full of simple but effective processes have earned him a reputation for getting to the heart of the problem and finding win-win solutions.

Mr. Pratt’s workshop, “The Three Secrets for Increasing Profit” will teach producers to run their operation as a business instead of a low-paying, physically demanding job.  He will teach the difference between economics and finance and explain why economics always comes first.  Attendees will leave the workshop understanding the three things that any business can do to increase profit. 

A separate workshop, “Cattlemen vs. Grassmen: The Ins and Outs of Cell Grazing” will be held in Staples on December 12.  This workshop will explain why successful cattlemen are “grassmen” first.  Attendees will learn how to work with, rather than against, nature in their operation.  Mr. Pratt will extensively describe the five essential principles of cell grazing and teach attendees how to increase productivity, reduce workload and increase profit.


Date Location Address Contact
December 11 Redwood Falls American Legion Kelly Anderson
December 12 Staples Central Lakes College Kent Soberg
844-922-5572 x701
December 13 Thief River Falls Northland Community and Technical College Dana Didrickson
December 14 Floodwood Rich Event Center Carlton County Extension


All workshops run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and cost $45 (lunch included).  Due to limited space at many of the locations, pre-registration is strongly recommended.  Please visit for more information.


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