The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook by Richard Wiswall
A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff — and Making a Profit
Every farmer, organic or not, should read this excellent guidebook to increasing farm profits. Wiswall is a veteran vegetable and herb grower who has a gift for explaining financial matters to be relevant to small-scale farmers. He challenges the paradigm that farming doesn't pay well, and shows how to identify profit centers, improve efficiency, get the most from employees and overall improve the bottom line. This book is practical and an inspiration; it will motive better recordkeeping and give you the tools and knowledge you need to figure out how to make your farm more profitable.
Includes a CD with self-calculating spreadsheets for creating crop budgets, plus several other tools to help with hiring and payroll.