Managing Machinery and Equipment

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Most small-scale and part-time farms will require some equipment to complete the necessary tasks of producing crop(s) or raising animals. For those just beginning, many tasks may be completed using custom operators, working with neighbors, or renting. However, you may still need to purchase a few items to complete tasks in a timely manner. Matching the equipment to your operation can be difficult on a limited start-up budget. Efficient machinery management means having the right size and type of equipment available to do the job at the right time for the least cost.

 

Authors: 
Lynn F. Kime
Authors: 
Jayson K. Harper
Authors: 
Douglas Schaufler
Publisher: 
Penn State Extension
Year: 
2014