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Farm Viability

Research, tools, and information on how farmers can build and maintain an economically viable farm business.

Compass tools

Compass Tools help farmers with data-driven decision-making to become more profitable and sustainable. The CIAS Compass Toolbox contains a suite of whole farm profit management spreadsheet tools to help farmers understand their costs of production, identify what products and markets are best for them, and identify ways to improve profitability. Compass Workshops help train farmers and service providers to use these tools.

Livestock Compass

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OGRAIN Compass

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Veggie Compass

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Heifer Grazing Compass

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Beef Grazing Compass

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Fruit & Nut Compass

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Dariy Supply Management

Dairy cows in front of a barnHow consumers can rely on a steady supply of dairy products and how dairy farmers can retain a secure stream of revenue.

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Beginning Farmer Training

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The Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems offers a range of training and educational opportunities for aspiring farmers and agricultural support professionals.

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