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 Farm Planning & Management

    Getting Started
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Key Points to Consider for Various Alternative Enterprises  view | print

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Ten Frequently Asked Questions for Small Business Start-Ups  view | print

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Small Farms @ USDA

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Small Farm Success Project - USDA

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Taking the First Step: Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide - USDA/NRCS

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United States Small Business Administration  - Startup Basics

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Checklist for Starting a New Business  - IRS 

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Evaluating an Aquaculture Enterprise - ATTRA

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Market Gardening: A Startup Guide - ATTRA

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Small Farm Outreach Training and Technical Assistance Program - Florida A&M University 

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Getting Started in Farming: The Decision Making Process  - Florida A&M University

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On the Road to Successful Farming: The Decision Making Process  - Florida A&M University

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Basic Agricultural Terminology: A Quiz for New Farmers (PowerPoint Presentation) - University of Maryland

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Ag 101: Beginning a Successful Small Farm  (PowerPoint Presentation) - University of Maryland

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Operating a Profitable Small Farm: Introduction to Small Scale Farming - University of Maryland

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Operating a Profitable Small Farm 21- Basic Agricultural Glossary- Livestock and Pasture - University of Maryland

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Farm-Family Decision Making - Oklahoma State University

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Goal Setting for Farm and Ranch Families - Oklahoma State University

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Whole Farm Planning: Combining Family, Profit and Environment - University of Minnesota

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Agricultural Marketing: What Can I Do with My Small Farm? - Penn State 

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Small Farm Center - University of California

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Farm Management Publications - University of California

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Small Farm Connection - Washington State University 

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Finding the Niche: Case Studies of Beginning Small-Scale Farmers - New England Small Farm Institute

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Defining Your Business Through Goals and Objectives: First Steps for New Entrepreneurs - Purdue University

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Principles for Structuring Small Businesses and Farms - Purdue University

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Developing Effective Job Descriptions for Small Businesses and Farms - Purdue University

    Farm Tax Information
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Handbook of Florida Agricultural Laws- Taxation and Property Rights Related to Agricultural Lands  html | pdf

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2003 Handbook of Employment Regulations Affecting Florida Farm Employers and Workers: Income Tax Withholding for Farm Workers [Federal]  html | pdf

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Small Farmers Tax Information Section - Internal Revenue Service

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Federal Taxes - USDA, Economic Research Services

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Income Tax Management for Farmers in 2005 - Purdue University

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Establishing Required Payroll Withholding in a Beginning Farm Business - Virginia Tech

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Federal Income Tax Management for Farmers and Ranchers - Utah State University

    Record Keeping & Financial Management
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Schedule of Assets - Oklahoma State University

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Facts About Record Keeping  - Florida A&M University

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Record Keeping for the Family Farm - Florida A&M University

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Organizing a Farm Record Keeping System - Florida A&M University

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Farm Financial Management - Florida A&M University

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Developing a Cash Flow Plan - Oklahoma State University

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Developing a Balance Sheet - Oklahoma State University

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Developing an Income Statement - Oklahoma State University

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Evaluating Financial Performance and Position - Oklahoma State University

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From Cash Records to Cost of Production - Oklahoma State University

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Center for Farm Financial Management - University of Minnesota

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Farm & Family Connections: Taking Control of Farm-Family Living Expenses - Purdue University

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Managing in Times of Financial Stress - Purdue University

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Income Enhancement Strategies for Farmers - Purdue University

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Establishing and Using a Farm Financial Record-Keeping System - University of Tennessee

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Farm Management Resources - Washington State University

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Farm Management Online - Colorado State University

     Evaluating Resources
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Checking Your Farm Business Management Skills - Purdue University

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Small Farms Business Management - Cornell University

    Business Planning
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Marketing, Business and Risk Management - ATTRA

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United States Small Business Administration

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Steps to Ag Business Development - Iowa State University

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A Retirement Estimator for Farm Families - Purdue University

    Financing Grants
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Small Farm Funding: Frequently Asked Questions - USDA

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Farm Service Agency - USDA

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Strategies for Dealing with Agricultural Lenders - Purdue University

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Financing Your Farm Business - Cornell University   

     Enterprise Budgets
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Enterprise Budgets - North Florida Research & Education Center

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Custom Rates for Farm Machinery in 2000  html | pdf

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Developing a Grazing Lease in Florida  html | pdf

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Enterprise Budgets and Production Costs for Organic Production - ATTRA

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Budgets: Their Use in Farm Management - Oklahoma State University  

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Using Enterprise Budgets for Farm Financial Planning - Oklahoma State University

     Alternative Enterprises
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Operating a Profitable Small Farm 20- High Value Enterprises - University of Maryland

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Operating a Profitable Small Farm 19- Specialty Crops- Oriental Vegetables - University of Maryland

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What Can I Do with My Small Farm? Selecting an Enterprise for Small Acreages - Oregon State University 

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Alternative Enterprises - Penn State

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Alternative Agronomic Crops - ATTRA

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Alternative Crops Sustainability Map - Illinois

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Alternative Meat Marketing - ATTRA

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Agricultural Alternative Publications - Penn State

    Sustainability
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Stress on the Farm - Oklahoma State University 

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Farm Stress Management - University of Georgia

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Stress Symptoms -  North Dakota State University

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Leadership & Management of Farm Business - University of Maryland

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Time Management: Making the Most of a Limited Resource - University of Maryland

   Appropriate Farm Equipment
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Farm Machinery html | pdf  

    Organizations & Associations
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American Farm Bureau

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Florida Farm Bureau

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Farm Service Agency - USDA

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Farm Credit Services

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Sustained Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

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Community Supported Agriculture Database - SARE

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Farm Financial Standards Council

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Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group

    Related Links
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American Small Farm Magazine  

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Small Farm Today Magazine