Handle bookkeeping before planting hits


Planting season is approaching, and with it the hustle and bustle of springtime on the farm. A farmer's mind is no doubt turning toward preparation for spring at this time, but one part of prep for field time is finalizing your office time and getting the books in order.

It's easy to fall behind in the books during these busy seasons. Getting the business side running smoothly now will help alleviate headaches in that area when farm leaders will be scurrying as it is to find planting windows between the rains and complete all the other typical seasonal tasks this spring.

Darren Frye, in his latest Finance First post, brings you some questions to ask yourself and assess whether your operation's books are ready for the spring. You can read all about it at FarmFutures.com.