Apple Growers Record Keeping Study

During the Economic Summit held in December 10, 1998, three major areas were identified by the participates to which resources should be allocated in order to enhance the long-term sustainability and profitability of apple farming in the state.   These areas are: (1) marketing, (2) record keeping/cost accounting, and (3) site-specific education and information on factors important in better fruit quality.

Since August,  the Apple Team, in cooperation with growers,  has been working on the area of site-specific education and information on factors important in better fruit quality.  Now, we are asking you to please participate in the enclosed
Apple Growers Record Keeping Survey that  Elizabeth Scannell Trent, University of Vermont Extension Family Resource Management Specialist in the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics is conducting. The purpose of the survey is to analyze the current practice of record keeping and to recommend systems that may assist apple growers to improve their business. The Vermont Department of Agriculture requested the study.

Please have the primary record keeper for your business to complete the survey.  Please return the completed survey by
October 15, 1999 in the enclosed preaddressed postage paid envelope to: Dr. Elizabeth Scannell Trent, University of Vermont Extension; 103 Morrill Hall Burlington, VT 05405. 
If you have any questions about the survey you may contact her by email at: escannel@zoo.uvm.edu or telephone: 802- 656-1135.

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