Planning & Management
Small farms face serious problems in this complex and dynamic production and marketing system. These farmers often make management decisions without fully considering such components as cost of production, financing, market demand, associated farm risk, and profitability of return on investment. Knowledge about and integration of all levels of production and marketing systems are required to improve profitability and viability. More...
- Getting Started
Taxes, budget planning, financial management, equipment, sustainability, and alternative enterprises.
- Agriculture Loans and Grants
USDA loans and grants, cost share programs, and SARE funding opportunities.
- Community Supported Agriculture
Resources for Community Supported Agriculture
- Enterprise Budgets
Guides and information on budgets
- Farm Safety
Children, animals, food, and equipment.
- Farmers' Markets
Bylaws, rules, insurance, accepting food stamps, and farmers' markets on the Web.
Price reports, marketing strategies, direct marketing, and value-added agriculture.
- Postharvest Handling
Food safety, handling, packaging, cooling, and storage.
Labor regulations, direct marketing regulations, and risk management regulations.
- Success Stories
Cultivating schools as customers and establishing credit.