Records and Information Management
Farm record-keeping is more than just keeping track of what crop was planted in which field. It is a concept applicable to the entire farm operation.
Livestock producers keep herd management and production records adapted to each individual species.
Anyone who applies restricted use pesticides is required by law to keep application records. However, those same pesticide application records can also include important pest pressure information, crop yields, and seed varieties planted.
Over the long haul, farm records can be a valuable management tool and help the farm operator/manager make informed decisions. Farm records can also assist the producer when he/she presents his/her ‘story’ to the lender or even the general public. Complete records make a complete story. (Source: Purdue Extension)