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Author(s):Copeland, Ben Jr.
Author Affiliation:Super Sod, Fort Valley, Georgia and President, Georgia Sod Producers Association
Title:Top 10 mistakes made in the sod business
Source:Georgia Sod Producers Association News. Vol. 14, No. 2, July 2004, p. 1-2.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Griffin, Georgia: Georgia Sod Producers Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sod; Sod farms; Sod production; Sod industry; Sod shipment; Business management
Abstract/Contents:Presents a list of the top 10 mistakes made in the sod business. Includes "selling to brokers," stating that "you can and should market your own product. If the broker can find customers you can too." Also includes "selling at broker prices to end users," "not increasing prices every year," "buying business with loose credit terms," "dumping production in late summer," "using back pocket accounting," thinking that "more volume will make the farm profitable," "the commodity mindset," thinking that "I've got to be lower than company X," and "not realizing that the sod business is 1/3 trucking."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Copeland, B. Jr. 2004. Top 10 mistakes made in the sod business. Georgia Sod Producers Association News. 14(2):p. 1-2.
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