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Webinar: The Farm Financial Calendar

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This webinar is designed to give you the tools to stay on track during the growing season. New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and The Carrot Project give an overview of a new Financial Calendar tool. We dive into how the tool can help you stay organized with daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks. A successful beginning farmer is also on hand to help you adapt the calendar to your farm's needs and realities and create a personalized financial management calendar for your farm.

Click here to download the Farm Financial Calendar Tool.

 

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How to Begin Your Small Farm Dream

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This plain language guide is written for people who want to start a small farm business. This guide will help you think about the benefits and challenges of owning a farm before you begin, and will introduce you to services that will help you put your farm dream into action. 

In this guide, you will learn about:

  • Skills you need to start a small farm
  • Risks & rewards of owning a farm
  • Resources for investing in your farm
  • Making a farm business plan
  • Marketing your products

This guide was written for small farmers in the Northeast United States, but can certainly be used in other regions - just keep in mind that some of the example figures might be different in your area. 

Fact Sheet 18: Record Keeping

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Good record keeping is good business. Learn more with Fact Sheet 18 from An Entrepreneur's Guide to Farming in Massachusetts

Fact Sheet 17: Enterprise Budgets

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Fact Sheet 17 explains how creating an enterprise budget for each venture on your farm can help you maximize your profits. For more business planning resources, see An Entrepreneur's Guide to Farming in Massachusetts

Fact Sheet 16: Making Money

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Use Fact Sheet 16 to assess the profitability of your farm business. Check out An Entrepreneur's Guide to Farming in Massachusetts for additional resources.

The Carrot Project's Financial Calendar Tool

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  • Digital Download

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.

Webinar: Capturing and Organizing Farm Data with Chris Blanchard

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  • Video
  • Web Page

Paperwork can be the bane of the certified-organic, GAPs-audited, and financially-aware farmer. Learn how to capture information, get on top of your paperwork, and wow your inspector, auditor, and banker. Chris Blanchard provides an overview of the basic techniques he and his crew used to gather information and keep it organized for easy access with a minimum of effort.

 

 

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Growing Healthy Peppers and Eggplants - 1 of 3

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Class outline for facilitators on pepper and eggplant production.  Includes planting, maintenance, harvesting, marketing, pests, disease, and different types of peppers and eggplants.  Paired with Growing Healthy Peppers and Eggplants class - 2 and 3.  All regions. English Level: Advanced. farmer Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: High. Keywords: eggplants, fertilization, spacing, peppers, seeding, pests, marketing, disease, weeding, new vegetable

Celeriac class - 1 of 2

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Word document outline for facilitators celeriac production class. Discusses planting, maintenance, pests, harvesting and marketing of celeriac. Paired with Celeriac class 1 of 2. May need additional prompts. North East Region. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: High. Key Words: marketing, celeriac, new vegetable, pests, disease, planting, harvesting, Apiacea family

Production Calendar 2011 - draft

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Calendar for vegetable plantings for April, May, June, July and August. Northeast region. English level: Beginner. Farming level: Beginner. Literacy level: Pre.

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