Business Management for Organic Vegetable, Seed and Grain Producers

Business Management

Thursday, February 2

Register by January 13th! 



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Good business management skills are essential to the success of your organic farm. Come crack the financial books at this hands-on intensive! You'll learn how to use financial information to make smarter business management decisions. We’ll go over what basic financial statements can tell you about your farm business and how to evaluate the economics of a specific crop/enterprise on your farm. We’ll also look at analyzing an investment in a piece of farm equipment or infrastructure to determine what it will contribute to your bottom-line. These concepts will be explored using examples from real farms. Come prepared to crunch your own numbers and share and discuss your results with other farmers.

Participants will be provided with instructions on what farm financial records to bring in advance of the workshop. While the principles that will be presented are applicable to all farming operations, the workshop will be geared towards organic vegetable, grain and seed farmers. Please contact Tanya Murray for more information.

Speakers: Micaela Colley, Executive Director, Organic Seed Alliance; Tanya Murray, Organic Education Specialist, Oregon Tilth (in partnership with OSU's Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems; Tyson Davies, Business Opportunity Analyst, Organically Grown Company