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The organic farmer's business handbook : a complete guide to managing finances, crops, and staff-- and making a profit

Author: Richard Wiswall
Publisher: White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Interactive multimedia   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive guide to starting and operating an organic farm, with advice on increasing crop production efficiency, managing employees, marketing, utilizing profits, and other topics; includes a CD-ROM with spreadsheets for generating financial documents, a payroll calculator and timesheet template, and sample job description for farm workers.
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Genre/Form: CD-ROMs
Material Type: Interactive multimedia
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wiswall
ISBN: 9781603581424 1603581421
OCLC Number: 1023825724
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: Adult; Adult.
Description: 184 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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Contents: True sustainability --
Farm for profit, not production --
Discovering profit centers --
Profit time: crop enterprise budgets --
Marketing strategies --
Effective management --
Office paper flows and leaky finances --
How to retire on your farm: retirement 101 and business spending tactics --
Production efficiencies --
Write your own business plan --
Planning for the inevitable: the ultimate conclusion.
Responsibility: Richard Wiswall.

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Contrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What's required is farming smarter, not harder. Wiswall shares advice on how to make vegetable production more efficient,  Read more...

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