A new manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Machinery Sharing Manual for Fruit and Vegetable Growers, discusses operational and organizational issues related to sharing specialized farm machinery for fruit and vegetable production. The manual has real-life case studies of growers who shared equipment, sample sharing agreements, and worksheets for allocating costs fairly. It addresses topics such as finding group members and developing partnerships and sharing agreements. The 50-page publication is available online for download.
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