FarmStart is a unique agricultural investment program that opens the doors for beginning farmers and ag businesses to obtain capital to get their farm operations off the ground. Myra Marcellin, Senior Loan Officer, shares her thoughts on this beginning farmer program from an advisor's perspective.
One of the challenges in discussing and measuring agritourism is defining it. Are all farm-based retail operations considered “agritourism,” or merely those which offer farm experiences beyond simply purchasing farm products? The boundaries of agritourism activities remains difficult and are discussed further in this article.
Focus is critical to a successful farm operation and there are five building blocks to help achieve it: Vision, Priority, Hard Work, Discipline and Passion. If you want to build a great farm team, learn how each of these building blocks can lead you in the right direction.
In any business, including natural resource-based enterprises like farming, fishing and forestry, knowing your costs has always been important. But in today’s world of tight margins, it is imperative. Knowing, and managing, your cost of production is essential to running a profitable operation.