A farm's books are its foundation


Everyone in farming has certain aspects of the job that appeal to them, and probably can think of a few parts of the business that don't quite hold the same fascination. In your business, where does bookkeeping lie on that spectrum for you? If you like digging into numbers, maybe your heart just skipped a beat. If you dread doing the books, perhaps you think of a way to avoid that particular task whenever possible. Or maybe you don't exactly enjoy working with the books, but you don't mind doing what has to be done—especially if you're the best-suited to deal with that sort of work in your operation.

Bookkeeping may not be very "sexy," but if you read this week's piece at FarmFutures.com by Darren Frye, you'll be reminded how integral the farm's records are to the success of the farm.