An organic farm management software.
Tend is a software platform with tools to manage a small scale farm. It allows the farmer to create a profitable crop plan, execute the plan and sell the produce all from one place. Also it allows the farmer to keep track of every activity so that they can apply for and keep their organic certification with a click of a button
Organic Farmers with farms about 1-5 acres. The developers have about 700 farms on their system. They are all Farm Managers and Farm employees.
The cost of Tend Smart Farm starts at $39/month or $399/year. The pricing model is per farm, per month. There is a free trial available. There is no free version available.
"The best crop planning tool available for Market and Small AG. THANK YOU for helping us create an organized system and remove all the spreadsheets from our farm plan. Tend helps us manage our crop and planting plan easily and efficiently.
This is a fantastic product with a lot of potential. As I continue to use it, I notice some bugs here and there (the task list doubles up and misses some items; the bulk edit tool for the crop plan has quirks, like changing my greenhouse sow date to October 30 results in them actually being changed to October 31, so I have to subtract a day for the bulk edit tool, etc.). There are workarounds, and the product is great enough that I am definitely still sticking with it, but I do wish the team was more responsive to my comments on these bugs. It’s hard to get someone to respond on them and then continue to update.
It’s very useful in planning, and making changes to the plan.
I have limited cell phone coverage at my farm so it makes real-time use on my phone a bit difficult. That being said, the task pages are useful to create very workable hard copy sheets to take into the field.
It’s just exactly what every farm need . Give you a all picture of your bussiness and tell you what to do every day… If I could change somethink of there is plenty of room for improuvement but it s a fantastic tools . A bit pricy but quality deserve money
I really like it. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend it is if your farm is under 1.5 acres and or doesn’t have very many employees. It makes more sense for collaboration.
Tend is Great way to keep field documentation. Endless options for planning and tracking crop information. Easy to use and can be used on a mobile device.
Tend makes planning a CSA/farm operation really easy. I love how when I change one thing (e.g. a date) then everything else is altered. We used to use separate Excel sheets to organize everything, but having everything centralized is a dream come true!
I’ve really benefited from the crop plan features so far. Most kinks have been easy to work out, and I feel way less stressed about what needs to be done each week. It’s all right there already. And as I’ve completely reworked my crop plan due to covid TWICE, it’s been fairly easy to manage with Tend.