Veggie Compass: Whole Farm Profit Management Webinar

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Veggie Compass is a comprehensive financial spreadsheet designed to facilitate the analysis of farm records. Using farmer provided cost, sales and labor data, the spreadsheet calculates the cost of production for each crop and the profitability of each market channel (e.g., CSA, farmer’s market, wholesale, retail).

Erin Silva is an Organic Production Scientist and the Associate Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin. She conducts research and outreach on topics such as variety adaptation for organic systems, no-till production, cover crops, and whole-farm management.

Rebecca Claypool is a Research Specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a small scale vegetable grower. She received her Master’s degree from UW-Madison in Agroecology and studied cost of production for diversified fresh market vegetable growers through the development of the Veggie Compass tool.

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Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST 

Published January 26, 2012

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