Grower Resources

Worker Training

Farm Manual

Crop Manual

Crop Varieties

 

Recordkeeping

Labor Records

Yield Records

Rates

Tractor, Fertilizer & Spray Work

 

Crop Planning

2017 Masterlist EXCEL

2017 Greenhouse Quincy PDF

2017 Greenhouse Polk PDF

2017 Field Quicny PDF

2017 Field Polk PDF

2017 Greenhouse Calendar PDF

2017 Quincy Crop Rotation PDF

2017 Polk St. Crop Rotation PDF

2017 New Varieties PDF

 

Worker Training Power Points

1 – Greenhouse

2 – Planning and Recordkeeping

3 – Transplanting

4 – Harvest

5 – Wash Station

6 – Food Safety

7 – Weeds

8 – Marketing

9 – Field Prep & Soils

10 – Irrigation

11 – Pest Control

12 – Crop Variety Evaluation – Collaborative Meeting, no power point

13 – Finding Land & Starting a Farm

14 – Crop Rotations – Aug 8 

15 – Organic Certification – Aug 15

16 – Mid-season Meeting – Aug 22 – Collaborative Meeting, no power point

17 – Machinery & Implements – Aug 29 

18 – Infrastructure– Sep 5

19 – Financials – Sep 12

20 – Business Planning – Sep 19

21 – Season-Extension & Winter CSA  – Sep 26

22 – Farmworker Meeting – Oct 3 – Collaborative Meeting, no power point

23 – Variety Evaluation 2 – Oct 10

24 –  Crop Sales & Decisions

25 – Training & Retaining Great Farmworkers

Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference 2017 – Online Resources for Better Farm Management

Learning Resources

Farmer to Farmer podcast Informative, entertaining & real weekly interview with a sustainable farmer

Finances

Grower to Grower study – compares sustainable veggie farms’ finances, infrastructure, etc.

Fearless Farm Finances 

The Organic Farmers Business Handbook by Richard Wiswall, Great book + CD to figure profits by crop

FINBIN Compare your farm financials to thousands of other farms and sort by sales, acres, crops, etc.

Building a Sustainable Business free download – Weaves 5 farm profiles with info on writing a business plan

Cover Crops & Crop Rotations

Anne & Eric Nordell on Cover Crops & Crop Rotations (or buy their articles for $10)

Managing Cover Crops Profitably free download

Crop Growing Guides

The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman, Purchasing land, crop rotations, crop-by-crop growing guide

Wholesale Success Crop growing and postharvest handling, wash station design

Machinery & Infrastructure

Crop Planning

Brookfield Farm Spreadsheets

Food Safety

Food Safety Plan Generator

Weeds

Integrated Weed Management Weed biology & organic controls

Steel in the Field free download

Seeds

Fedco, Johnnys, High Mowing, Osbourne, Territorial,

 

Videos

Tap on a vegetable below to see related videos.

 

Garlic

Planting Garlic

 

Mulching Garlic

TOMATOES

Varieties & Pouring into Pints