Understanding how your operation performs financially is vital for running a successful and sustainable farm business. But surprisingly, there is little information out there to guide aspiring vegetable farmers in making financial decisions.
At this session we’ll share general highlights, insights, and different farm business models from our ongoing Diversified Vegetable Financial Benchmark Study. Topics will include markets, scale, and labor. We’ll also have a quick review of key financial benchmarking terms.
All approved apprentices, paired apprentices, and journeyworkers in our Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship program are welcome to attend this session. Please bring along your thoughts and questions!
This event is closed to the general public. Pasa staff will reach out to participants directly.
Questions? Contact Dan Dalton, Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814.349.9856 x710.
Pasa’s Diversified Vegetable Financial Benchmark Study is an ongoing project with dozens of research collaborators spanning the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Farmers provide financial records every year and their data is benchmarked against all other participants, using key financial indicators. Learn more >>
Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship is a formal apprenticeship program registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. It pairs beginning farmers with established host farmers to provide a guided pathway toward managing or starting a vegetable farm. The program operates in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Learn more >>