The Business of Farming
The Farm Business Plan: One Page, Two Hours
March 22, 2012
Our most recent business planning class was a short session on developing a simple business plan. Download the one-page business plan out line here or visit this site for more details, and information on a simple marketing plan.
In other years, we have offered 7- to 10- session workshop series on a variety of topics. Some of the materials and sources are linked below.
Organic Certification resources
Other Business Planning Resources:
AgPlan: online buisness planning for agriculture
localharvest.org is a nationwide listing searchable by zip code; lists CSA farms
Realtime Farms is a crowd source nationwide local food guide
Beginning Farmers: a resource for new producers
Value Added Agriculture
This interview with Timothy Young of Food for Thought, a small food processing facility in Honor, Michigan, introduces the concepts of value added agriculture. Marketing and promotion as well as sources of technical assistance in developing a product or setting up a facility are considered.