Tracking on-farm labor can be confusing or overwhelming, but it is also extremely important for growers trying to get a handle on what their operator costs are, or produce enterprise budgets. The forms in this tool are designed as a guide that offers different method for tracking.
Three different forms are included in the Labor Tracking Tool for Seed Producers. Each operation (or operator) might prefer a different type of form or a modified version of one of the forms. The first form is designed for operations where a person might track a different operation each day. One form would be used for each operation with a tick mark placed on the type of operation being tracked. The second form is designed for activities that will be performed many times over many dates (such as watering in a greenhouse or screening a large seed lot. The third form is designed to be used by a single operator who will track a number of different activities. Any of these (or all of these) may be useful for tracking labor in a seed production operation.
This tool is part of a series of seed economics worksheets and webinars for seed producers. You may also be interested in the complimentary resources below.
Additional seed economics worksheets
Webinars from the Seed Economics Intensive at the 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference
- Seed Economics Intensive Part 1: Inventory Management
- Seed Economics Intensive Part 2: Choosing a Scale and Marketing
- Seed Economics Intensive Part 3: Working with Companies
- Seed Economics Intensive Part 4: Enterprise Budgets
- Seed Economics Intensive Part 5: Tracking Labor
- Seed Economics Intensive Part 6: Farmer Examples
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