At the beginning of 2022, Martin and I made the difficult decision to cut our losses and sell and rehome our animals. We had 45 head of cattle and 60 pigs and 99 hens. We were pioneers in our own community and we researched every nook and cranny leaving no stone unturned. After 10 years, there was no way to make this type of farming profitable and sustainable in our area as we were losing $50-$70k per year. It took 10 years and $600,000 in losses to see that LAND was the variable that tanked our farming equation. I will be exploring this topic openly through interviews and videos and sharing our WEALTH of KNOWLEDGE with as many people as I can.
I will talking about our experience and taking this "Ivy League-Price Tag" education of life and experience and I will also be working with entrepreneurs to weave Sustainable Practices and Sustainability into their businesses for a future competitive advantage.
In order to do this, I have compiled the United Nations Food & Agriulture Organization's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. I will be using this Working Document to help provide a framework for my work in this area. Please feel free to take a free PDF copy and work on Sustainability in your life and business. Or you can order your PRINTED copy through me for $75. I will eventually set this up on the website, but for now, email me with your name and details. If you are local, you can pick it up on my farm. If you are outside my community, I would be happy to mail it to you through the Canadian Postal System for an additional $25. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your copy today.
Connect with me directly on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/lauravandenhurkcpa and JOIN ME on this path to a SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW.