Hot on the heels of touring a new goat cheese farm, Pennyroyal Farm in Boonville, California, I’m still marveling at how organized and professional Sarah and Erika set up this brand new farm and goat cheese making operation.
Then I heard about Farmeron, cloud-based (meaning, web-hosted) software a new startup is developing for farms to manage and track animal herd. Much like other SaaS (Software as a Service) companies, such as Mailchimp email marketing software, the pricing seems entirely affordable for small farmers. According to Forbes, they charge “farmers with up to 75 cows about 25 cents per head monthly; those with up to 600 cows pay about 45 cents each month.”
When someone gives you 2 goats…
Although seemingly geared to larger farms needing to track production, keep tabs on Farmeron as another great web-based service even as you’re getting started. They have start-up funding and aim to change the way farming is done, so I expect they’ll be constantly adjusting and adding new plans and services for start-up farmers.