A Guide to Sharing Farm Equipment - PDF

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2016: $14,999.00
Projected End Date: 04/15/2018
Grant Recipient: Letterbox Farm
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Faith Gilbert
Faith Gilbert Cooperative Consulting
This 42-page guidebook is intended for farmers, service providers, cooperators, and organizers of shared equipment pools, and covers a wide array of practical concerns for equipment sharing. Contents include case studies, a review of different ownership and management arrangements, financial considerations, annotated budgets, sample fee structures, legal considerations, operational concerns and best practices, and annotated legal documents for forming a tool-sharing initiative. The guide is available for free online at www.letterboxfarm.com/tool-sharing.
Faith Gilbert
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
This product is associated with the project "Understanding equipment sharing: A farmer toolkit"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.