Growing Your Farm Business

Creating a strategy for growth is a great place to start when considering the future of your farm operation.  Whether it is increasing acreage, or increasing quantity of livestock, these resources will assist in decisions that will need to be made when scaling up or working towards increased profitability.

Making A Case For Growing New Crops

Plan before you plant- If you’re thinking about growing a new crop, it’s best to find out if it’s a profitable idea before you put seeds in the ground. Take advantage of this online tool to help you decide whether to proceed with your cropping plan. You can develop your business case in one sitting or save your work and complete it over several sessions.

AMI is grateful for the participation of OFA for their support in the development of this tool.

Business Score Card 

Are you keeping score of your business? If not, how do you know if you’re winning? The AMI Business Score Card is a management tool that measures your current performance and management practices so that you can plan for greater success.

Pledge to Plan

According to a Kynetec Agriculture and Animal Health study, only 26% of Canada’s farmers have a business plan – and farmers who have a written business plan and review it annually trend towards receiving higher returns than those who don’t. Business plans provide a strong sense of direction, a platform for communication with your team, and better financial returns. AMI has to tools you need to help you pledge to get started on your plan.

Pledge To Plan Booklet

Business planning doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This booklet walks you through how a business plan can work for you and your farm. It’s unrealistic for you to write a business plan from start to finish in one sitting. This great resource outlines easy steps you can take to complete your business plan and keep it up to date.

Advisor Support

An advisor can provide great guidance for your farm, as well as assist in creating a farm business transition plan. Their unbiased opinion, as well as knowledge from working with other farmers like yourself, can help guide you down a path, you might never consider otherwise. Check out our resources to learn more.

Human Resources

Let’s face it: HR management is a subject many of us find dry and boring. We like to think it’s something for office people to worry about – and not something that’s applicable to our business of growing crops and raising livestock. This resource talks about how good employees can save you money and make your farm more profitable.

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