Being able to share data about actual production and sales is critical to the success of producers hoping to purchase crop insurance or obtain a loan. This project helped a group of small producers figure out recordkeeping within their operations as a start to creating a baseline for Iowa fruit and vegetable production.
How can actual Iowa fruit and vegetable production data be collected?
Practical Farmers of Iowa trained a group of producers on how best to collect production data from 13 Iowa farms.
Year of Grant Completion
Worley, Sally, "Recordkeeping education and insurance benchmarking for Iowa fruit and vegetable producers" (2014). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 446.