Record Keeping on the Farm:
An Advanced Winter Workshop
Held at Angelic Organics Farm, Caledonia, IL
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Join us at Angelic Organics Farm for a new advanced winter workshop on record keeping! This all-day event will include an overview of QuickBooks by an accountant and presentations by five CRAFT farmers on different aspects of record keeping on their farms.
Date and Time: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Angelic Organics Main Barn Loft, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia, IL
Cost: CRAFT Members-$10; Non-CRAFT members-$45
You may pay with cash or check on the day of the workshop.
Please bring a dish to pass for the potluck lunch.
Please allow yourself enough time to arrive early and settle in before the workshop, as we will begin promptly at 9:00 am.
8:30-9:00am: Coffee and Mingling
9:00-9:30am: Welcome and Introductions
9:30-11:00am: Connie Kollmeyer, Tumea and Associates
Basic QuickBooks: Data Entry, Report Generation, Interpreting Financial Documents and Common QuickBooks Mistakes
11:10-12:00pm: Philip Anderson, Anderson Organics
Getting Started Using QuickBooks for Your Farm Business
12:00-12:50pm: Angie Mitchell, 3 Flat Acres
Using QuickBooks to Track Multiple Farm Enterprises and Market Channels
12:50-1:30pm: Potluck Lunch
1:30-2:20pm: Erica Solis, Emancipation Acres
Record Keeping for Animal Welfare Approved Certification
Erica Solis of Emancipation Acres will discuss the Animal Welfare Approved certification. She will briefly explain what AWA stands for and the benefits of the program for farmers. The majority of the presentation will describe how to keep records for the program. Examples will be presented with blank documents available for participants.
2:20-3:10pm: Chris Voss, Angelic Organics Farm
Vegetable Production Records: Using database-derived directives, VeggieCompass and AgSquared
Chris Voss’ presentation will be centered around the database-derived directives and tools utilized by Angelic Organics Farm to plan, monitor and track various aspects of their CSA vegetable production. These tools enable the farm to understand where and how its labor costs are being allocated, how its crops are yielding across varietal differences and manage the efficiency of its work teams. Through the use of these tools and the data that they provide, Angelic Organics Farm is able to better understand several of the intricacies that come from running a diverse CSA vegetable farm for over 1,500 shareholders. This presentation will also touch on other tools (such as Veggie Compass and AgSquared) that can be utilized to get a better picture of a farm's vegetable production.
3:20-4:10pm: Altfrid Krusenbaum, Krusen Grass Farms
A Whole-Farm System for Record Keeping
Altfrid Krusenbaum will discuss his record keeping system of a dairy, beef and crop farm. He will cover his record keeping for crops and the grazing rotation, herd management records (including health records), financial record keeping and record keeping of direct sales.
4:10-4:30pm: Closing and Evaluations