Business & Financial Management Toolshed:
This section of the New Farmer Project website contains links to articles, fact sheets, tools, and other resources related to accessing capital and credit.
Building a Sustainable Business, from, the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA). A guide to developing a business plan for farms and rural businesses. This manual is used in the Building a Sustainable Business class offered by UVM Extension.
Model Business Plan for Hoop Houses, 2010, from Michigan State University Extension. This publication provides several case studies explore adding hoop houses for season extension, including sample business plans and enterprise budgets.
AgPlan, from the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota. AgPlan is a set of free online tools and resources designed to help rural business owners develop a business plan. It includes a type editor in which you can write your plan, tips resources and samples to help guide you, and tools to allow you to share your plan and get feedback from advisors, educators and consultants.
AgSquared, is a fee-based ($60/year) online software toolkit built for small diversified farms. It creates a plan for your farm at the beginning of the season, and helps you manage that plan and keep you on track as the season progresses.
INVenture, from the Agricultural Innovation & Commercialization Center at Purdue University, is an online business planning tool designed to help launch new ventures.
Last modified January 28 2013 10:24 PM