Business Plans & Structures
Having a job outside the farm is a great way to learn new skills, earn extra income and keep busy during quieter times. Put your potential side-gig to the test by asking these three questions.
In a farm transition, things don't always go as expected. A good plan should be a living, evolving process that can handle the complexities.
With a mission to make gardening easier, Christie Pollack has created a horticultural hub for her customers and successful business model with room to grow.
Learn how setting fair land rental prices, open communication and written contracts contribute to building a positive landlord-tenant relationship.
Farm management experts often stress the importance of communication in the creation and maintenance of a successful farm business team.
Jeff Vanhie always knew he wanted to farm, and this early commitment has well-positioned him and his wife Sara for future opportunities. They share advice for other young farmers who want to do the same.
John and Katy Ehrlich share lessons they've learned in biodynamic farming, how working with community increased production and how they’re passing their work ethic on through mentorship.
A business plan is a key tool to set you up for success. Here are 10 things to include and resources to get you started.
Investing is an important part of any producer’s business plan or structure. But before you expand or diversify, it’s good to know the ratios and strategies to make sound decisions.
If farm enterprises aren't properly structured with written agreements or business decisions are neglected, the human and financial costs can be extremely high.