Want to make better business decisions on your farm?
Check out the list of articles and resources! Making better business decisions is the first step to growing your farm!
Determining Cost and Enterprise Viability
Are the activities on your farm costing you more in work than producing in profit? Creating an Enterprise budget and understanding your cost of production will help! How to create an enterprise budget
Examples-Sample Budgets and Spreadsheets
Finding your Target Market
Who will buy your product? Understanding your customer is very important in determining product variety and marketing strategy!
Article: Defining your Target Audience
Demographic Information by City and County: US Census Bureau
Price depends on several factors- cost of production, competition, and customer demand. When determining price you must first consider your cost of production, which represents the lowest possible price. Then determine the maximum amount your customer is willing to pay. Finally, check out your competitors’ pricing to understand your competitive advantages and challenges.
How to determine break even price
Marketing Your Products
Getting your products to market can be challenging! Creating a marketing strategy and a recognizable brand will drive customer loyalty.
Product appearance can make or break sales to returning customers either at the farmers’ market or wholesale. Ensuring products stay looking great is a process farmers of any size can implement on their farm.
Extending Seasons and Extending Profits
High Tunnels are a low cost way to increase early and late season production.
If you cannot invest in a High Tunnel try extending profits with crops that can be dried or stored through winter months!
Farmers’ Market Rules
WV DHHR Farmers’ Market Vendor Guide
Food & Farm Regulations and Legal Risk
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