This visit will be an overview of the major areas of business management that we rely on to make our farm economically functional. We will cover planning (including budgeting), bookkeeping & accounting, marketing, insurance & administration, communication (website, email, and database). We will consider this a “survey” and give lots of information on all of these topics, but not dwell too long on any one of them. We will give out written materials to be used as reference for the meeting and for later reference.
In addition, we will wrap up the CRAFT program for the season by having a short round-table discussion about strengths and weaknesses of the program and suggestions for improvements. We look forward to everyone attending and sharing their experiences to help improve our program.