Category Archives: Financial Mgmt

Staying Competitive in Maturing Local Food Markets

“As local food markets mature and competition increases, it’s becoming harder for experienced farmers to maintain market share and new farmers to break in”, says Rose Wilson, business development expert.  In a maturing market, while overall direct sales of Vermont farms are increasing, the rate of growth is decreasing. Continue reading

Posted in Facts & Figures, Financial Mgmt, Marketing, Resources for Beginning Farmers, risk management

When Planting Goes Wrong . . .

By Jake Jacobs, UVM Agricultural Risk Management Education Coordinator Crop insurance can help your farm recover from a crop failure. Did you know it can also help you manage risk at planting time? Most crop insurance policies include provisions that … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Mgmt, Insurance, production information, Resources for Beginning Farmers

Why Consider Crop Insurance?

Jake Jacobs, UVM Agricultural Risk Management Education Coordinator 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

Posted in Financial Mgmt, Goals, Insurance, Resources for Beginning Farmers, risk management

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

Posted in Financial Mgmt, New Farmer Events, Resources for Beginning Farmers, Scaling up | 1 Comment

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