Veggie Compass is an ongoing project at the University of Wisconsin Madison that involves the development of whole farm profit management tools and workshops directed to diversified organic fresh market vegetable growers. Our tools are designed to help growers improve on-farm decision making and financial farm planning in order to maximize profitability and ensure the continuation of sustainable farms.
For more information on Veggie Compass, and to download the Veggie Compass Spreadsheet and User Manual (as well as other tools), please visit the website.
Also check out the Veggie Compass Webinar hosted by eOrganic.
Organic Grain Compass
OGRAIN Compass is a planning tool for anyone contemplating a new organic grain production operation.
- Conventional grain producers thinking about organic production.
- Organic grain producers looking at adding to their operation.
- Beginning farmers.
It predicts financial results for production on a given piece of land over a ten-year planning period. These results are for the totality of the operation including impacts of cropping decisions in a proposed rotation, the cost of equipment, provision for investments to make the enterprise financially sustainable, and the full burden of overhead expenses.
For more information on OGRAIN Compass, and to download OGRAIN Compass Spreadsheet and User Manual (as well as other tools), please visit the website.