Chris Bodnar operates Close to Home Organics at Glen Valley Organic Farm, which includes a goat herd and mixed vegetables. He teaches the Business of Agriculture course in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Sustainable Agriculture program.
Many farm management software products rely on the app to lead farmers to buy certain products. Others involve locking farmers into a management product that will be difficult to leave, and may also increase in price. Yet others end up with the app being sold to a larger tech firm or, more likely, going out of business when investment funds are used up.
In a market flush with green washing, staking a position and definition around “ethical” meat can be a challenge. This book aims to help farmers make a successful entry or transition to producing and marketing ethical meat.