Financial Benchmarks for Direct-Market Vegetable Farms: 2021 Report

Our report is the most comprehensive review of direct-market vegetable farm finances to date.

Soil Health Benchmarks 2021 Report

What are the soil samples, field management records, and first-hand experiences from 100+ farms telling us about soil health?

The Farmstead Creamery: Consulting for Success

Starting or growing a creamery enterprise can be a promising strategy for realizing financial viability in a challenging market. It’s also a big investment and can hold significant risk.

Water Farming: Managing Agricultural Lands for Clean & Safe Water

Per dollar spent, improving agricultural practices is one of our best investments toward clean and safe water.

Pastured Livestock Efficiency Benchmark Worksheet

This worksheet is a starting point for benchmarking your pastured livestock farm’s land and feed efficiency.

Scaling Up Pastured Livestock Production: Benchmarks for Getting the Most Out of Feed & Land

What would it take to make pastured systems the mainstream model of animal agriculture? And how might scaling up affect land use and the environment?

Insights on Common Soil Health Challenges

Through our Soil Health Benchmark Study, we’re discovering soil health problems farmers are facing. During this webinar, we review several common soil health challenges and explore how farmers are working to fix them.

Wet Fields Obstruct Operations & Soil Health at Chicano Sol Farm

A vegetable farmer grapples with improving soil health on her persistently wet fields.

Tough Weather is Tough on Soil: Rebuilding Soil Aggregates at Woodside Vu Farm

We explore how a row crop farm could utilize cover crops to remediate the damaging effects wet weather has had on its soil aggregate stability.

My Soil Health is Excellent, Now What: Improving Efficiency at Blue Mountain View Farm

A farmer considers how he can improve efficiency—and therefore profit—on his third-generation pastured livestock farm.

Introduction to the Soil Health Benchmark Study

During this webinar, we’ll explain how you can participate in our Soil Health Benchmark Study, which will help you not only implement more sustainable soil management techniques but also maximize yields and profits.

Whole Farm Management with FarmOS

They say “What gets measured, gets managed.” Given that there is a lot to manage on a working farm, effective record-keeping tools are essential to the success of any farm business.

Exploring Connections Between Soil Health & Nutrition at Blackberry Meadows Farm

Can soil health influence the nutritional value of produce?

Stuck in a Rut: Stagnant Organic Matter Levels at Bending Bridge Farm

Farmers collaborate to troubleshoot stagnant organic matter levels.

Too Much of a Good Thing: Compost Brings Phosphorus Challenges to Red Earth Farm

Excessive phosphorus has negative consequences for crop yields and the environment.

Hands-On Soil Health

Learn about our Soil Health Benchmark Study and how you can participate.