UVM Extension farm business educators are available to work with dairy and livestock farm owners to assess and plan for business changes to meet water quality goals. Farm owners can work one-on-one with a business educator to evaluate the feasibility and impact of changes facing the farm and business. Topics for business support include strategic planning for your farm, integrated conservation business planning and project support. Services offered include:

  • Cash flow and budget analysis
  • Current business situation analysis
  • Assessing the adoption of new practices and new investments
  • Short and long-term strategic planning
  • Farm transfer or exit planning
  • Referrals to other in-depth business planning programs and services when necessary

For more information on this program, see our Water Quality Business Analysis Information Sheet (PDF) and Water Quality Business Analysis Best Practices for Project Planning (PDF).

If you are interested in this program, contact Zac Smith at zachary.m.smith@uvm.edu or 802-656-7624 for assistance.