Farming is hard physical work….particularly the planting and harvesting of vegetable crops.
Given we are developing an investment fund that will own both farm and value-added production facilities, I’ve begun thinking how we might diversify any given farmer’s work – diversify it in a manner that is healthier for the farmer and increases productivity.
Thinking of this opens a number of business structure questions:
How can a farmer own parts of diverse enterprises? (Co-op, Shareholder, etc.).
How to analyze improvements in farm and food enterprise operations that result from diversifying work and tasks?
How to manage such a structure?
What are the farming opportunities and limitations?
We will put together some financial models for this for investor conversations.