What is FarmTabs?

FarmTabs is a software developed by the Iowa Valley RC&D team to enable small and mid-sized farmers to manage records to meet GAP audit and other food safety requirements. FarmTabs is free software developed by experts in the area of food safety, agricultural supply chains, process improvement and software development. FarmTabs is publicly available under a Creative Commons License. Some of the key features of FarmTabs are listed below.


Fill out the FarmTabs User Subscription Form below to download FarmTabs.

Key Features

  • Manage farm inventory, generate product labels and invoices
  • Generate end-of-season yield and sales summaries for future crop planning
  • Farm to fork tracking of produce per federal food safety requirements
  • Record and track employee hours
  • Allow auto integration with QuickBooks
  • Track GAP audit results for future operational improvements

System Requirements

  • Microsoft 2016 (or higher) recommended
  • Two versions available: Windows and iOS
  • Internet connectivity required only to enable auto email feature
  • Recommended printer: Brother QL700
  • Recommended hardware: Microsoft Surface
  • Recommended subscription: Zed Axis for QuickBooks integration


FDA Challenge Presentation

Current Activities

  • Initializing public release of Farm Tabs
  • Working with 12 farms to implement FarmTabs through our Clean Start Coaching Program
  • Actively using FarmTabs at Grow: Johnson County to work out future improvements

Read more about the project in our recently published article in the International Industrial Engineering Magazine

Participating Farms

Funding Agencies

Contact Us

Please send an email to jason@ivrcd or anuj@ivrcd if you want to like to have a demo of FarmTabs or have any other question. More information on our team can be found here