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
by Leigh Adcock, FFED communications specialist Like valuable interns everywhere, our Olivia Hanlon has never met a new skill set she couldn’t acquire in a hurry! She’s been supporting FFED with communications tasks for the past year and a half. During that time, she’s helped the team with projects ranging from social media management to … Continue reading Olivia Hanlon supports FFED communications work
by Emily Coll, FFED program coordinator Root to Rise Organic Farm occupies five acres just north of Ames near Alluvial Brewing and Prairie Moon Winery. Owner-operator Kate Solko has built her skills working on various local farms for 10 years. She says she got into farming because she couldn’t find high-quality, affordable food for her … Continue reading Sprouting during a pandemic: Root to Rise Organic Farm
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!