Every farm is a business, and it’s important to start yours on the right foot. By taking the time for business planning before you ever put a seed in the ground, you’ll guarantee that your farm has sufficient access to land, capital, and market opportunities. You’ll also ensure that you consider the necessary regulations for local food and farm businesses. Use the following business planning resources to start developing your farm dream or perform a checkup on your current operation.
One of the best ways to develop a business plan is to learn from farmers with established operations. Check ASAP’s list of networking and mentorship opportunities and consider a one-on-one consultation. Every February, immerse yourself in a full day of learning on the subject with ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference.
- Business Plan Overview
- Know your Regional Support Agencies
- Find Land with WNC Farm Link
- First Few Steps
- Local Food and Farm Regulations
- Raising Capital
- Market Opportunities
Find additional workshop presentations and business planning resources on ASAP’s slideshare page.