How Many Acres to Make a Living?


Workshop audio recording from the 2017 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


John Hendrickson
Friday Session III

Whether you’re thinking of scaling up, downsizing, or just starting to farm, join this discussion on how to scale your farm to meet your income and quality-of-life goals. We’ll look at research and veteran growers’ experience to set realistic benchmarks on income and labor per acre for vegetables, fruit, and other specialty crops.

John Hendrickson teaches and conducts research on specialty crops for the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also manages his own certified organic vegetable farm near Waterloo, Wis., and has been farming since 1999.