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The Management Calendar

Farm Business Management Update, February 2002

By Gordon Groover

From before recorded time, seasons have driven activities on farms. As the sun starts its northward march, we know it is getting close to planting time, and the sun's retreat signals harvest. Management of the farm business does not rely on the seasonal advance and retreat of the sun across the equator. Business managers must rely on manmade inventions like calendars to tell them the correct times for the all important management activities. Listed below are the items that need to be included on the farm business manager's calendar for the first quarter of 2002.

In February and March we all spend more time inside, so try to make the best of the time by the woodstove and get caught up on the paperwork and the planning for next year.

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