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Recordkeeping Strategies and Tools for New and Beginning Producers to Promote Good Business Management and Farm Program Participation

  • Award Amount: $36,373
  • Regional Center: Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2016 Education Projects

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Project Overview

This project brought together farmers and experts from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont around the central theme of strategies for increased and efficient on-farm record keeping, with a special focus on financial record keeping. Through NERME funding, New Entry Sustainable Farming project offered 6 different webinars or workshops with key leaders in the field of financial record-keeping. New Entry staff also built out an entire webpage of links and resources dedicated to farm financial data management. Finally,  New Entry staff worked to provide 1-on-1 technical assistance to the farmers in our programs, providing resources and templates to help farmers to develop strategies for working record keeping into their business practice and laying the foundation for each farmers' ability to apply for cost share programs, grant programs, and federal loan programs. New Entry was able to meaningfully engage with approximately 254 farmers through our workshop series and 1-on-1 technical assistance, with the added benefit of having compiled resources that will serve farmers in the area for many years to come.

 

Number of Participants: 254

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