Outcome of Minnesota Reports Provide Real-World Data on Organic Farm Performance

This project has delivered concrete information about how organic farming "works", in terms of farm performance  and economics, to several thousand individuals and organizations. It enhanced a larger simultaneous effort to increase farm business management capacity of organic farmers while systematically collecting data about the productivity, costs, and profitability of organic farmers in Minnesota. In addition to delivering data, the book has also proved to be an important advertising tool for the larger project and, we hope, stimulated interest beyond Minnesota in quantifying the economics of organic farming.

Data from future years of the project will continue to be available to www.finbin.umn.edu although not in the organized, packaged, analysis-enhanced and conveniently delivered form of the 2007 and 2008 publications.