The Urban Farmer: The Importance of Record Keeping: You can only know where you’re going if you know where you’ve been. (FSFS28)

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Farm Record Keeping – How to Approach it and Why It’s Important

  • Keep good notes regarding: What are you selling?  What were you short on?
    • The the next year you can look back and see where you were short last year so you can adjust this year.
  • In your review process was something planted to early, too late?  Should you adjust next year.
  • Take advantage of record keeping to maximize your labor efficiency. 
    • Not over packing product for farmers market.  You can always prep up more product on the fly.
  • Record keeping seems daunting, but it’s really not.  Get in the habit of doing it.  It’s critical to farm success.

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