Monthly Archives: February 2008

Don't hate us because we're beautiful

Thanks for all the good conversation about collecting from customers. Keep it coming! I was glad to have some of you chime in from the customer’s perspective. I’m not sure we answered ang’s question. Sounds like ang is having a … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Collecting Payment

Reader “ang” left a good question in the comments of yesterday’s Small Farm Business post, regarding collecting payments from customers. This is a really important piece of direct marketing, so I thought I would throw it out to the SCF … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.21.08

Fight food costs by growing your own “Americans finding soaring food prices hard to stomach are battling back by growing their own food.” ***** New farm bill should make way for beginning farmers ” A little help for beginning farmers … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet?

Another snow day today. The kids were happy, but I keep reminding them they won’t be happy when they’re in school in June! 4 years ago: Flirting 1 year ago: Polishing off his stash

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Small Farm Business: The Checking Account

When we first started our farm we took care of the farm expenses out of our personal checking account. We didn’t have any farm income yet, so any farm expenses were funded out of our personal finances anyway. I used … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.20.08

Monsanto U. “Public-university researchers get cash for studying GMOs – and the shaft for studying organic ag” ***** Flour power…Newfield farm banks on organic farming trend “On his 400-acre organic farm [Thor] Oechsner grows spelt, oats, wheat, corn, soybeans, and … Continue reading

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And the answer is…

Piggies! Genie at The Inadvertent Gardener was the only one to guess it! I also liked Ang’s guess, and no, he would not be allowed to keep the laptop These are Madeline’s 4-H project pigs. In order for them to … Continue reading

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.19.08

Living food: raising standards “What is becoming clear to the public is that buying meat — or any other food — should involve knowledge of growers’ practices. When it comes to a family’s health, quality is worth the cost.” ***** … Continue reading

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Prepped

Can you guess who/what is moving into my garage tomorrow? 3 years ago: My buns are burning 1 year ago: Eating from the freezer

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Ag Speedlinking: 02.18.08

Push to expand locally grown food sales From the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. The article says about my alma mater, the University of Northern Iowa, “UNI will spend about $230,000 this year on local food, Secor said, about double from a … Continue reading

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