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This Farm Financial Calendar Tool from The Carrot Project is designed to help you stay on track during the growing season with daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks. Adapt the Calendar to your farm's needs and realities and create a personalized financial management calendar for your farm.
To view a webinar on how to use the tool, click here.
Accurately tracking money between group members who share expenses and/or market together can be cumbersome, even for people who regularly use computers and do calculations. This spreadsheet makes the job more manageable. Staff or farmers only need to enter “raw data” and the spreadsheet will calculate the rest automatically. This may be an especially useful tool for farmers who are going into business together, as in an LLC or cooperative. Two spreadsheets are given, depending on how farmers have agreed to share
Use this book to help keep track of pesticides sprayed on your farm. Note that Massachusetts applicators should also record the purpose and method of application. To be in compliant with the 2017 EPA Worker Protection Standards, you should also record the start and end time of the application.