Farming 1-3 years

Resources for people who have 1-3 years of experience with farming or ranching.

"What do you need to do to prepare for operating your business with sound financial information? Every business creates a great number of records in a variety of media. This course will concentrate on financial record keeping systems.

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"This course is designed to help aspiring or beginning farmers better assess and manage a variety of risks that farmers face in operating their farms.  Throughout the six week period, topics essential for operating a farm business will be discussed.

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A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will learn about wholesale marketing requirements.

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A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will learn about: processing raw fruits and vegetables into a finished product that you can sell; preparing for a specialty food business; packaging and selling your value-added product.

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A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will learn about: the benefits and costs of extending the growing season; simple methods of season extension; materials and costs for season extension.

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A two-page overview of Good Agricultural Practices geared specifically towards sustainable, small-scale fruit and vegetable producers.

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A two-page overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and how it impacts small farmers selling their product in "local" markets.

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This guide is designed as an annotated bibliography to help you discover the resources you need to develop successful food safety plans and practices, including good agricultural practices (GAPs), risk management planning, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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A two-page guide to essential information about farm insurance for the small-scale beginning farmer.

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A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. This guide will help you answer:

- What are GAPs and why are they important?

- What should I expect during the audit process?

- How do I develop a food safety plan?

- How do I navigate the USDA's GAP & GHP Audit Verification Checklist?

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