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HOW TO: Enterprise Budgets for Small Farms

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 19, 2017

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OK. So what are enterprise budgets exactly?! Good question! Enterprise budgets are a farm business management tool which project the costs and returns of a specific activity (ie: growing a vegetable crop or raising livestock) over a specified period of time (typically annually). WATCH: Enterprise Budgets Webinar (April 14, 2017) They are both a physical and financial plan for raising and selling a particular crop or livestock enterprise. As a physical plan, enterprise budgets list types and quantities of production inputs and track crop yields. From a financial perspective, they also assign costs to inputs related to producing that crop … Continue reading HOW TO: Enterprise Budgets for Small Farms

APRIL 12: Enterprise Budgets for Small Scale Farmers Webinar

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 23, 2017 1 Comment

Enterprise Budget Webinar

Have you ever wondered “What exactly are enterprise budgets?! How do they work? And why would I use them in my farm planning?”  Join YA and KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems for a FREE webinar that will help you understand how enterprise budgets can be a powerful planning and financial analysis tool that can be used to guide business decisions on your farm. Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST Cost: FREE! Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1777763349004622850 A recording of this webinar session will be available to those who register at the link above. Enterprise Budgets for Small Scale Farms Part 1: Why do you … Continue reading APRIL 12: Enterprise Budgets for Small Scale Farmers Webinar

ISFS Enterprise Budgets Update and Workshop Invitation

Posted by Ermias Afeworki on October 16, 2014

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An enterprise budget is used to estimate the profitability of growing a particular crop or raising livestock. It comprises a list of income and expenses, based on certain assumptions. Enterprise budgets are also useful in conducting breakeven analyses and selecting a mix of enterprises on a farm. Researchers at the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond campus have been working with local farmers to develop such enterprise budgets for 30 crops and livestock. These include 21 vegetables, three fruits, four livestock and two specialty crops. Now the first drafts of budgets for all the selected … Continue reading ISFS Enterprise Budgets Update and Workshop Invitation