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MailChimp Templates for your Farm Business

MailChimp Templates for your Farm Business

CAFF’s Small Farm Tech Hub created basic templates for you to use for your email marketing. Please note that you need a MailChimp account to access these templates and add them to your account. If you don’t have one, you

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Updated Ecommerce Report for the Small Farm

Updated Ecommerce Report for the Small Farm

CAFF participates in the CSA Innovation Network who recently updated a report that breaks down how popular eCommerce platforms perform in comparison to one another, based on findings from national farmer surveys in 2020 and 2021.  This report was refreshed

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Details to Consider When Choosing Online Tools

Details to Consider When Choosing Online Tools

Here is a list of considerations and questions to ask before investing in new tools for your business.  Cost Will the costs outweigh the gains/returns? Most sales platforms charge start-up fees or keep a percentage of sales.  What is the

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Marketing for Farmers by Kendall Ballantine

Marketing for Farmers by Kendall Ballantine

Kendall Ballantine has created some awesome short, easy to understand blogs on marketing best practices for small farms. We highly recommend her blog https://www.onlinemarketingforfarmers.com/blog for topics such as search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing, and tips for selling online.  She has

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Choosing an Accounting Software

Choosing an Accounting Software

The software review guide provides a list of accounting options **Our content is intended to be used and must be used for informational purposes only. Every business has different needs, and none of the information provided in this article is

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Instragram Basics in 7 minutes!

A 7 minute video going over the basics of Instagram for your farm business. https://youtu.be/W0ZIHiMePJo

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Software Review Guide – Payroll, POS, DigiPay, Accounting

Software Review Guide – Payroll, POS, DigiPay, Accounting

The Small Farm Tech Hub’s Software Review Guide – a live document kept by the tech hub team that compares different software systems including payroll, point of sales, DigiPay, and accounting. Organized by tabs- scroll up/down and right/left to view

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Use Email Marketing to Grow

Use Email Marketing to Grow

Email is probably the single most important tool in your marketing toolbox. If you’re not using email marketing to promote your business already, here are three reasons why you should make it a top priority: Audience – Everyone who uses

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Google Pay & Apple Pay For Your Farm Business

Google Pay & Apple Pay For Your Farm Business

If you have done any in-person, or even online retail in the past year a customer has probably asked if your business accepts Google Pay or Apple Pay. Expect to hear a lot more of that question. According to one

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10 Tips for Getting 10K Instagram Followers

10 Tips for Getting 10K Instagram Followers

There are a multitude of social media platforms to choose from these days! The good news is, you don’t have to use every platform to market your farm. As a powerful visual medium and storytelling tool (aren’t vegetables and baby

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Instagram Basics for Your Farm Business

Instagram Basics for Your Farm Business

Looking to build your farm business brand online and engage a broader audience? With over 1 billion users, Instagram is one way to connect with current and prospective customers, and improve your online presence. Here are some basics to get

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New CAFF Resource: How to Run CSA Pick Up Sites during COVID-19

New CAFF Resource: How to Run CSA Pick Up Sites during COVID-19

CAFF has created a new resource for farmers that have Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pick up locations. The guide has tips for farmers and a sign that farmers could post at pick up locations and/or share electronically with CSA members.

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New CAFF Resource: How to Prepare for Farm Labor Shortages

New CAFF Resource: How to Prepare for Farm Labor Shortages

CAFF has created a new resource to help farmers prepare for possible labor shortages due to COVID-19. The first page of this resource is a flowchart that helps farmers determine the readiness of their operation. The second page is a

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Farm Operational Continuity Template

Farm Operational Continuity Template

What if you or members of your crew get sick? Use this template, combining standard operations procedures with emergency planning to help keep your farm going when unexpected events happen.

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CSA & Online Sales during Covid-19

CSA & Online Sales during Covid-19

SELLING DIRECT & ONLINE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many farmers are being forced to reconsider their sales outlets. While there may be no shortage of food and certainly no shortage of demand (in

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Farm Business Start-Up Checksheet

Farm Business Start-Up Checksheet

Before starting a new farm business, you need to consider many things. What rules and regulations apply to your business? Which levels of government (city, county, state, federal) are responsible for which regulations? What permits will you need? What are

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Empezando su Empresa Agrícola: Los Primeros Pasos

Empezando su Empresa Agrícola: Los Primeros Pasos

Antes de empezar una nueva empresa agrícola, tiene que tomar mucho en consideración. ¿Cuáles son las reglas y regulaciones que aplican a mi negocio? ¿Cuál nivel gubernamental (cuidad, condado, estado, federal) corresponden a las regulaciones? ¿Cuáles permisos necesito? ¿Cuáles opciones

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Recordkeeping Tools

Recordkeeping Tools

The NOP requires that all certified operations maintain detailed records. These records must fully disclose all activities and transactions, and demonstrate compliance with the regulations in sufficient detail as to be readily understood and audited. We have developed a collection

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