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Management Practices

MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES:

Our Little Homestead has a variety of plans to manage the business.  Our key categories are:

  • Action Plan
    • A. Keys to Success
    • B. Goals & Objectives
    • C. Situation Analysis
    • D. Resources
    • E. Schedule
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Building & Property Management
  • Business Plan
  • Business System
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Plan
  • Human Resources
  • Inspections
    • In-house inspections – we set up our chore charts, restaurant tasks and homestead tasks to include all the requirements we have to follow so that we can be in compliance.
    • Health Department inspections for food permit
    • Property inspections for code/zoning requirements
    • Fire department inspections for restaurant requirements
  • Inventory
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Products & Services
  • Projects Management
  • Public Relations
  • Record Keeping
  • Sales
  • Waste Management
  • Water Management

GUIDELINES & INSPIRATION:

These are some of the guidelines we are using as we develop the homestead.

BIBLE

We are incorporating principals found in the Bible concerning business management, crops, work ethics and many more.  It’s filled with wonderful words of wisdom.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE

Tennessee does not seem to have any laws governing CSA, according to the University of Tennessee correspondence we have had with the agriculture contacts.  Still, we are using best practices that are implemented by a variety of other CSA growers in Tennessee, because they make sense and they keep the food safe.  We are tremendously inspired by the posts and video channels of other growers and love to follow their stories.

TENNESSEE SMART YARD

The principals are defined by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.  We working on their checklist and adding as many principals as we can.  To see what we have implemented so far, please visit our Tennessee Smart Yards page.

CITY OF CLINTON

Zoning requirements

ANDERSON COUNTY

Local ordinances and health department requirements.

NATURALLY GROWN

We are not certified naturally grown, but we are implementing as many of their requirements as we can and will increase compliance as our homestead development progresses.

Their site can be found here.