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How to analyze financial condition and performance for your farm

Improving Your Farm Profitability: #5 by Craig Chase, FFED program manager When large companies evaluate their business, they are determining their company’s financial condition and performance. What do those terms mean?  Get a picture of your farm’s financial condition from its balance sheet. This indicates the value of the assets, liabilities and net worth of … Continue reading How to analyze financial condition and performance for your farm

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Register by June 16 for virtual Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference

by Chelsea Krist, FFED farm to school coordinator We have more than 150 stakeholders already registered! The Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition invites you to attend the first-ever, virtual Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference, planned for June 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. The virtual conference is free and … Continue reading Register by June 16 for virtual Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference

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Paying yourself: be sure to value your labor in farm budgets

Improving Your Farm Profitability: #4 by Craig Chase, FFED program manager Over the years, I have given numerous presentations and had discussions on developing enterprise budgets. I explain using those budgets to make decisions on pricing, product mix, and production changes. And as farmers get used to developing budgets, they find they can, in fact, … Continue reading Paying yourself: be sure to value your labor in farm budgets

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“Coronavirus Victory Garden?” Extension resources can help!

by Leigh Adcock, FFED communications specialist Maybe you’re worried about disruptions to the country’s food supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you just want to cut on down the number of mask-adorned trips you make to the grocery store. If you’re thinking of planting a garden this spring, or expanding the one you have, … Continue reading “Coronavirus Victory Garden?” Extension resources can help!