Business & Marketing Fact Sheets:
From the Organic Broadcaster:
Let’s be honest—even with all the challenges of farming, few of us are likely to yearn for a cubicle somewhere…. Read more.
I’ve got a neighbor whose truck scares me. The bookkeeper in me cringes as I see receipts flying around the cab, grubby on the floor, or wedged behind the visor. Read more.
There are some simple equations you can run to tease out the financial implications of any purchase. Read more.
While the work on a farm never ends, most farmers have a stretch of “not-quite-so-busy” time between fall harvest and spring planting when things ease up a bit. Read more.
“There’s no relationship more intimate than the one between eaters and the food they eat.” Read more.
Chances are, your farm is organized as a sole proprietorship, just like 94% of all farms surveyed in 2007. Read more.
While beginning farmers make up the heart of the growth in organic and sustainable agriculture, a big hurdle to launching these operations remains lack of capital. Read more.
Farm Commons provides the proactive legal services sustainable farmers need to become the stable, resilient foundation of a community-based food system. They provide business legal services to farmers, create useful legal education resources, and educate attorneys on issues relating to community-based farmers around the country. Learn more about farm law, get an events schedule, view guides on common farm legal issues, or request guidance on your farm’s specific transactional legal issue on their website.
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF)
The FTCLDF protects the rights of the nation’s family farms, artisan food producers, consumers and affiliate communities to engage in direct commerce free of harassment by federal, state and local government interference; it protects the rights of farmers and artisanal producers to make their products available and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. Learn more on their website.