1969 Dairy Farm Business Summary: Columbia County
Smith, Stuart F.; Barry, William M.
This report is a summary of the 1969 farm business records of 23 dairy farms in Columbia County. This project is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Association of Columbia County in cooperation with the Department of Agricultural Economics at Cornell University. There are approximately 4o counties in New York State participating in similar projects. The primary objective of these business management projects is to help and encourage farmers to do a better job of keeping and using records. Sound management decisions are based on good records and the ability to use them. This report has been prepared in workbook form for use in a systematic study of individual farm business operations. It includes 1968 data from 568 New York dairy farms and 1969 data from the 23 Columbia County dairy farms to be used for comparison. The summary and analysis presented in this workbook should be useful to all dairy farmers, teachers of agriculture, farm credit representatives, and others connected with farming in the Columbia County area. The data presented here represents an average of the farm businesses included in the farm management projects. The data does not represent an average of all the dairy farms in the region or state.
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University