It is exciting to see so many software applications being developed to support farms. They just keep coming faster than we can keep up with as educators. Farmers are adopting these systems to streamline office time, improve customer communication and increase the accuracy of records and decision making.
Here is a snap shot of various information management systems (IMS) that are being offered for farms. If you are using these products or considering it, please contact UVM Extension Farm Viability. We are hoping to host workshops later this fall to showcase different software programs that farms are having success with.
Production Management: If smart farming is on your mind, there are new software products available to small farms to manage crop yields, rotations, planting schedules and more. Here are a few:
Farm Produce Manager (from ADAK Systems): http://farmproducemanager.com/
CSA Management Software: there are several products now available to support member records, subscription sign ups, online purchases, auto-messages to members and production/harvest planners. Here are just a few:
Small Farm Central, Member Assembler: link to Small Farm Central