Start: 6 Steps to your best crop plan

Crop planning is an exciting and fun part of vegetable and flower farming that fills the following season with promise and hope and sets everything up for as much potential success as possible.

With this course and VeggieCropper, you can get your most profitable crop plan and the best start to your next season:

  • Adopt LEAN farm principles easily by streamlining your crop production methods 
  • Get more organized now to stay focused on production, labour, and selling during the season
  • Compare and match sales projections to your crop plan to make sure you are on track to reach your financial goals 
  • Assemble your seed & supply orders easily
  • Map your crops onto your fields in detail and with flexibility 

Course overview: 
Step 1 - Adding a crop & crop details
Step 2 - Adding plantings
- Optional - Creating plantings to sales projections
Step 3 - Making it all fit in your fields
Step 4 - Downloading your crop plan
- Optional - Use Tasks+ to automate your day and record keeping
Step 5 - Pulling together your seed order
Step 6 - Adding and tracking supplies
Finish: Additional steps and tools to next level your crop plan

Pick and choose as you go, there are tips here and there with no one right way to crop plan. You will see a lot of VeggieCropper and learn a few new crop planning tricks along the way. Enjoy and let us know what you think.

Start: Step 1 - Adding a crop & crop details

Pro tips

Throughout the course you will see some pro tips, this are there for your consideration and have been collected from other growers over time. If you have a comment, question or pro tip to share - please do.  Here's one to get you started:

Leverage your strengths and minimize your weaknesses
Every farm has strengths and weaknesses, and a key to success is knowing these and working with them. Constantly consider what your strengths and weaknesses are. What is your main limitation to maximizing profit? Labour, available land, organization? Try out a SWOT analysis (Strengths Opportunities Weaknesses Threats), there are lots of resources online for this common business tool.