The organic farmer's business handbook : a complete guide to managing finances, crops, and staff--and making a profit / Richard Wiswall.
- ISBN: 9781603581424 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 1603581421 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: 184 p. : ill ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
- Publisher: White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green Pub., c2009.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| True sustainability -- Farm for profit, not production -- Discovering profit centers -- Profit time: crop enterprise budgets -- Marketing strategies -- Effective management -- Office paper flows and leaky finances -- How to retire on your farm: retirement 101 and business spending tactics -- Production efficiencies -- Write your own business plan -- Planning for the inevitable: the ultimate conclusion.
|Summary, etc.:|| "From his 27 years of experience, Richard Wiswall knows firsthand the joys of starting and operating an organic farm--as well as the challenges of making a living from one. Farming offers fundamental satisfaction from producing food, working outdoors, being one's own boss, and working intimately with nature. Unfortunately, many farmers avoid learning about the business end of farming; because of this, they often work harder than they need to, or quit farming altogether because of frustrating--and often unavoidable--losses. This comprehensive business kit covers: step-by-step procedures to make crop production more efficient, advice for managing employees, farm operations, and office systems, novel marketing strategies, what to do with profits: business spending, investing, and planning for retirement"--Cover, p. 4.
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