Category Archives: Financial Mgmt

Why Consider Crop Insurance?

Jake Jacobs, University of Vermont Risk Management Education The immediate answer to the question – why consider crop insurance –  is simple: agricultural production is risky business. If weather were more predictable, agricultural producers would have no problem planning for … Continue reading

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2015 Budget Clinics: Register Now

UVM Extension Farm Business Specialists Mark Cannella and Dennis Kauppila, are available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances. Bring your financial statements, records and questions for a 60- to 90-minute private meeting. Sessions are available throughout March and … Continue reading

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Coaching and Business Planning Services

Looking for some help planning a farm business? The Intervale Center’s Farms Program and Beginning Farmer Program help new farmers overcome barriers to entry and promote the development of responsible farm management. Intervale’s Beginning Farmer Program offers information, assistance, and … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Mgmt, Goals, Land access, Marketing, New Farmer Events, Resources for Beginning Farmers

Are You Collecting Sales Tax?

On September 21 the Times Argus printed an article called “Farmers, Vendors Face Back Sales Tax” It is important to understand that there are times when farms are exempt from sales tax and there are times when a farm is … Continue reading

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Farm Insurance

Thinking about farm insurance is often an easy topic to put to the side and try to remember to think about sometime next week. The main purpose of any insurance is to protection from a catastrophic financial loss. Risk and … Continue reading

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