Check list for businesses that can be used for reflection on a variety of factors influencing business development: product/ services, markets, competition, product development, marketing and sales, operations, management, and financial planning.
Basic canning instructions adapted from Ball, outlining the steps to safely store high acid foods, like sauce, jam, and chutney: boiling jars of food to remove air, preventing spoilage and food-borne illness.
A presentation from the 2015 NIFTI National Field School in Durham, NC. Presentations by Alice Topaloff of ISU Extension and Nikki Siebert Kelley of Lowounty Local First explore how to develop and refine your Incubator Farm Project's curriculum usining currently available models.
“The Trainers' Resource Guide was created for those who train beginning farmers and ranchers (BFRs). The typical training program usually has a good foundation in farm production skills, but overlooks financial literacy and business planning skills. This guide will help you add these vital skills to your training program, leading to sustainable success for your trainees' ventures.”
Sample lease agreement from Lutheran Social Services (LSS) for a parcel hosting one of their training sites for beginning farmers. Includes agreements between the program and the landowner regarding land use and various logistical provisions.