Farm Business Planning

USDA. Rural Development; Iowa State University.

Addresses marketing and business planning for U.S. agricultural producers interested in value-added marketing.

United States Department of Agriculture.

Agriculture is full of exciting and rewarding opportunities. "Two of the biggest challenges facing new farmers and ranchers are access to land and access to capital. Capital needs range from buying the farm itself to financing your business. USDA and its partners have many tools that you can use when taking these first key steps."

University of Minnesota. Center for Farm Financial Management.

Farm Answers features a library of how-to resources and guidance, a directory of beginning farmer training programs, toolboxes to help you address your biggest challenges when starting a farm, and news, blog, podcasts and other sources of current information in agriculture.

Cornell University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Department of Applied Economics and Management.

A step-by-step workbook to assist current and future agricultural business operators research and decide on the most suitable agricultural enterprise to pursue and then develop a detailed business plan.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education; and Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.

This specialized guide or "Planner" is designed to "assist farmers, ranchers and food business owners (new or experienced, small- or large-scale) interested in exploring transition strategies prior to becoming certified organic." It addresses "organic certification requirements as they pertain to or affect business planning."