getting your dairy farm ready for succession planning

At this years Organic Valley 2015 East Gen-O Gathering, Sarah will lead a workshop on how the business planning process is an important first step in getting the next generation of farmers into organic dairy farming.

Sarah will talk about land-base assessment, grazing planning, forage inventory and feed cost planning to help with decision making on the ideal herd size for the farm.  Then we will discuss how that leads us into creating a business plan for the farm.  Along the way we will talk about how to use planning “tools” including land-base assessment, forage inventory/use planning, grazing planning, enterprise analysis, cash flows, balance sheets and whole farm business planning to help farm families with decision making and some of the important first steps in succession planning.

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