Introducing the NEW “Ask NRCS” booklet. This booklet was developed with the intent of bridging the terminology gap between organic producers and NRCS field staff. Organic producers are often asking for the assistance we offer, but don’t understand how to ask for it in NRCS language.
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley Community Garden High Tunnel
Veggie Compass Whole-Farm Profit Management Veggie Compass is a farm management tool for diversified fresh market vegetable growers. The system focuses upon a comprehensive spreadsheet designed to facilitate the analysis of farm records. Using cost, sales and labor data, the spreadsheet calculates the cost of production for each crop and the profitability of each market channel (e.g., CSA, farmers market, wholesale, retail). For example, a grower can learn if broccoli sales are more lucrative at farmers markets or through wholesale distributors. The Veggie Compass spreadsheet requires farmers to enter financial, labor and sales data, creating a holistic picture of their farm financials. The tool can also be used to predict the financial impact of different farm scenarios for the future and to assess the farm’s financial progress. Such information can help farmers locate their efficiencies, set prices based on actual costs of production, and increase farm profits. For more information please click on link below: http://www.veggiecompass.com/