Farm Business Planning

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USDA. Rural Development; Iowa State University.

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

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."