How to Begin Your Small Farm Dream

This plain language guide is written for people who want to start a small farm business. This guide will help you think about the benefits and challenges of owning a farm before you begin, and will introduce you to services that will help you put your farm dream into action. 

In this guide, you will learn about:

  • Skills you need to start a small farm
  • Risks & rewards of owning a farm
  • Resources for investing in your farm
  • Making a farm business plan
  • Marketing your products

This guide was written for small farmers in the Northeast United States, but can certainly be used in other regions - just keep in mind that some of the example figures might be different in your area. 


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