January 11, 2021

Considering Adding Broilers? Here’s a Tool to Help You Plan

Poultry processing regulations are one of the primary challenges for small farms hoping to add broilers to their farms. To give small farms a chance, in many states, there are exemptions for small farms to make. You’ll need to check your local regulations, but here in Vermont, the 1,000 or less bird exemption allows farms […]

August 21, 2017

Before You Start, Figure Out How Your New Project Could Die

Once something is dead, a post-mortem analysis can tell you why it didn’t make it. A Pre-Mortem Analysis can tell you why a project might fail, so you can adjust before you start, and hopefully save your project from a gruesome fate.

September 15, 2014

Your Guide to Figuring the Right Farm Rental Rate

Last week’s articles described how you can make more money leasing pasture, and shared a website that can help you find pasture to lease anywhere in the United States and Canada. Now, here’s how you can figure out what the right rental rate is.

March 3, 2014

Risk Sharing Implications for Today’s CSA Farm

Considering a CSA? Here, Mark shares different CSA options and how they distribute risk among the farmer and the consumer so you can figure out what could work for you.

January 27, 2014

Plan Ahead for Broiler Profits

Last week Kathy shared the budget for a backyard broiler operation. Now, here’s a budgeting tool for doing it on a larger scale to tell you what kind of profit you might expect from your own operation. Does it pay to do this? Tell us!

January 13, 2014

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats – Do You Know Yours?

With the New Year come those pesky New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe, in addition to resolving to stop all your bad habits, you also made a resolution to develop, or at least think more about, your business plan. If so, here are a couple tools that might help you on your way.

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