This project aimed to improve financial and legal risks for
beginning, specialty crop and organic farms through enhanced recordkeeping. It included
the exploration of new mobile technology applications to determine if they could
improve recordkeeping through more efficient and time-saving methods.
The project targeted beginning, organic and specialty crop
farmers in Nevada and northern California. Training was provided through
software trials by farmers, workshops and individual consultations. Software
was provided free of cost to interested producers, and mentoring was offered.
At project beginning, 7 producers trialed mobile technology
recordkeeping applications on their mobile devices with an additional 5
producers implementing use of this technology by the conclusion. 58 producers attended
one-day workshops. 3 producers participated in business planning consultations after
At the conclusion, 35 producers reported new or improved
record keeping practices, either traditional or mobile applications. Farms that
implemented use of mobile technology recordkeeping had mixed reviews. For those
that didn’t continue mobile use, the main reasons were that the technology was
no the right fit for farm’s recordkeeping needs or was too costly for its
benefits. These farms did report they improved their recordkeeping overall by
trialing the new technology.
Number of Participants: 58
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
There are no reports or evaluations available for this project.