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AgriSheets - A Low Tech, Workflow Collaboration Platform for Farmers (Printable and App based)

Farmers have enough to worry about with ever changing variables, we provide SIMPLE crop specific worksheets to track business logistics.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

We would create simple, management workflows for each crop, including region specific growing techniques. Example of workflow is as follows: 1. Planning & Preparation - Which crops should I grow? How do I research what will be in demand this year? - In which season(s) can this crop be planted? - What other crops provide symbiotic soil regeneration, crop cycling/rotation? - What resources will I need to acquire and how can I use resources/waste from other crops? (Example, the leafs of plant "A" contain high levels of "X" and should therefore be used as compost to fertilize plant "B".) 2. Production - What are ideal growing times and environments for my region? - What are the most common nutrient and environmental deficiencies for my crop and their symptoms? - In what form is my crop the most valuable? Could simple processing increase value or reduce waste? 3. Sales - How to coordinate with other farmers to insure fair-market value? - How to leverage early and late stage harvesting techniques to extend market window? - What other sales channels can I leverage outside of the industry status-quo? 4. Review, Reduce, Recycle - Where did I experience the biggest difficulties during this crop? What resources do I have to address these difficulties? - How do I calculate my ROI? Should I have grown less or more? - What other revenue streams can I create from my surplus crop, whether via drying, fermentation, or processing?

WHO BENEFITS?

Farmers in low tech environments that need help navigating business markets, strategies, models, and ideas.

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

Anywhere and everywhere!

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • This idea is meant to inspire - I hope someone else takes it on!

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for over a year

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Not yet.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!

I am a passionate business man with a few years of experience in hydroponic operations for health food companies here in the US. Outside of business, horticulture is also one of hobbies and when I saw this project I felt compelled to throw in some ideas. Not looking to implement. The idea is yours!

Having lived and worked in a few developing nations with strong agricultural markets, I have seen first hand the resiliency and knowledge executed by farmers. Unfortunately their access to agricultural business modeling can be a huge hurdle.

Using industry leaders and community based feedback from farmers around the world, we would create a "wiki-style" platform that allows for user collaboration in crop and region specific farming. These management worksheets/apps would be printable allowing farmers to keep track of key business metrics with only a pencil. Our worksheets would use spreadsheet styling for easy tracking of days and tasks.

These worksheets/apps would be ever changing and updated by farmers all across the world. Users with access to a mobile device would have access to real-time market updates and alerts.

While centuries of knowledge have supported farmers around the world, these skilled agriculturalists are under equipped with the analytical abilities and business aptitude to compete in todays markets. We provide simplified business logistics plans that are created in a collaborative community so that farmers can focus on agriculture not on business.

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