A practical, how-to guide for farmers who want to achieve and maintain financial sustainability in their businessesYou decided to become a farmer because you love being outside, working the land and making a difference in the way we eat and farm.And when you decided to become a farmer, you also became an entrepreneur and business person. In order to be ecologically and financially sustainable, you...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (September 20, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 166603
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This is a MUST HAVE book for anyone beginning or already established in the Market Gardening or Farming industry. No one likes the "book work" that has to be done to run a successful business, but Julia Shanks explains and shows you the best way to s...
stand the basics of accounting and bookkeeping, and learn how to manage a growing business.Author Julia Shanks distills years of teaching and business consulting with farmers into this comprehensive, accessible guide. She covers all aspects of launching, running and growing a successful farm business through effective bookkeeping and business management, providing tools to make managerial decisions, apply for a loan or other financing, and offering general business and strategy advice for growing a business.Whether you've been farming for many years or just getting started, The Farmer's Office gives you the tools needed to think like an entrepreneur and thoughtfully manage your business for success.Julia Shanks works with food and agricultural entrepreneurs to achieve financial and operational sustainability. She has worked with a range of beginning and established farmers, providing technical assistance and business coaching that has allowed them to launch, stabilize and grow their ventures. A frequent lecturer on sustainable food systems and accounting, she sits on the advisory board of Future Chefs and is the regional leader of Slow Money Boston. Together with Brett Grohsgal, she is also co-author of The Farmers Market Cookbook.