Farm Viability Indicators Task Force

The Farm Viability Indicators Task Force seeks to aggregate and develop standardized information on the viability of various business models and scales as a way to increase diffusion of best practices and industry benchmarks, diagnose the viability of individual businesses and larger industries as a whole, and provide farms with indicators and tools for more thoroughly assessing and self-examining the viability of new enterprises, current operations, or expansions.


Identifying priority ag sectors

The farm viability indicators task force is collaborating across multiple organizations to discuss and identify the priority agricultural sectors where targeted research, education and technical assistance can promote growth.

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Viability Rules of Thumb

The Farm Viability Indicators Task Force has been compiling viability metrics "rules of thumb" (e.g., gain per day, acres per cow, paid labor to gross sales ratio) for Vermont's agricultural sectors (e.g., dairy, beef, vegetables) that will be useful for farmers when assessing their operations and evaluating management practices.

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