Farm Business Analysis and Summary 21 Chautauqua County Grape Farms 1968
Dominick, B.A. Jr.; Jordan, T.D.
This report is a summary and analysis of the farm business records kept by 21 Chautauqua County grape growers for the 1968 calendar year. These farms were included in a record keeping project in this County in 1956 - 1958. This report was prepared so the individual growers could compare their operations with the average of the 21 growers as well as compare their physical inputs, expenses and returns with those of ten years ago. A report will be issued comparing 1968 with 1958. The growers included in this report were not selected at random. They were ones interested in a financial record of their businesses and a comparison with averages of other farms. This should be kept in mind as one studies this report. However, this report is useful to any grape grower. It provides a simple framework for summarizing and analyzing the farm business. Also, it provides standards which any grower can use as a basis for comparison to determine how his operations measure up to these averages.
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University