Business Planning

Advanced Business Plan

This document provides an outline for a business plan including client profiles, business, market and competition, financial information and projections, operation and management plan, and business organization. Advanced. Other keywords: Finance, Entrepreneur

Beginner Business Plan

This document provides an outline for a business plan for farmers. Includes income, weekly sales, and expenses. Beginner. Other keywords: Finance, Entrepreneur

Whole Farm Management for Hmong Farmers

PDF curriculum guide for trainers of pre-literate farmers.  Geared towards Hmong farmers, but can be easily adapted.  Curriculum contains several lessons, topics include: farm management, resource evaluation, sustainable crop production, soil managment, integrated pest and weed management, equipment usage, irrigation and sustainable livestock and poultry production.  North East Region. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: advanced. Key Words: sustainable pratices, pest management.

Chart Decision Making - Guidance for Farmer's Decisions

Chart outlining various factors that impact individual farmer decision making. All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: High. Keywords: planning, marketing, production, management

Enterprise Budget Class - 3 of 4

Excel document of a sample farm budget.  Paired with Enterprise Budget Class parts 1, 2 and 4.  Budget includes accounting for crop budgets, labor, delivery and farmers market costs. All Regions. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: beginning- intermediate. Literacy Level: advanced. Key words: budgets.

Enterprise Budgets Class - 2 of 4

Class outline part 2 about enterprise budgets.  This class goes into more detail on specific crops and financial analysis and balancing finances with other variables on the farm.  Paired with Fennel Class powerpoint.  All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: fennel, budgets, finances.

Enterprise Budgets Class - 1 of 4

Word Document class outline about budget enterprising and deciding what to grow.  Includes information about budgeting and how to plan what you grow in a cost effective manner.  Paired with Grow for your Markets! power point (Enterprise Budget Class part 4 of 4).  Also includes interactive budget planning activity.  All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: budgets, planning, costs.

Making a Marketing Plan

PDF for farmers about how to develop a marketing plan.  Needs to be updated with examples for specific incubator, but outline is very useful.  All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: low/moderate.  Key Words: marketing, CSA, farmers market.

January 2014 Calendar

PDF calendar for farmers to keep track of events and daily activities happening at the farm.  All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: All. Literacy Level: Low. Key Words: calendar, plannning.

Marketing Matrix - Advantages/Disadvantages to Different Market Options

Word document to help farmers identify the variables in choosing different marketing options.  Options covered include: farmers markets, CSAs, wholesale markets, internet markets, chain and independent grocery stores or restaurants, institutional markets, u-pick, farm stands and packing companies.  All Regions.  English Level: Advanced.  Farming Level: all. Literacy Level: Advanced.  Key Words: marketing, wholesale.

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