1969 Farm Business Summary: Oneida- Mohawk Region
Loomis, Clifton W.
This report is a summary of the 1969 farm business records of 48 Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, and Schoharie County dairymen. These farmers are operators in the Extension Service farm business management program of the five counties. There are approximately 40 counties in New York State in which projects are operated in cooperation with the College of Agriculture at Cornell. Farmers participating in the farm business management program keep financial and physical records of their farm business. Throughout the year Cooperative Extension Agents assist the farmers in keeping, closing and using their records. At the end of each year, the records are summarized by the Department of Agricultural Economics at Cornell and meetings are held to analyze the records and the principles of farm business management. The primary objective of these business management projects is to help cooperators do a better job of keeping and using records, and thus improve their skill farm managers. This report has been prepared in workbook form for use in a systematic study of individual farm business operations. The 1968 data from 568 York dairy farms and the 1969 data from the 48 Oneida-Mohawk dairymen can be used for comparison. The summary and analysis presented in this booklet should also be useful to farmers in this area who are not enrolled in the business management projects, Farmers connected with the agriculture of the area, such as teachers of agriculture and farm credit representatives, should also find it useful in teaching management and analyzing farm businesses.