The purpose of the Introduction to Whole Farm Planning module is to help beginning farmers and ranchers in Virginia to make informed farm planning decisions by introducing them to the whole farm planning process.
"Pennsylvania Farm Link is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to “creating farming opportunities for the next generation.” PA Farm Link accomplishes this mission through a land linking database which matches landowners with perspective entering farmers.
If you are considering launching a small farm enterprise, but are unsure of where to start, this course is for you! For career changers looking to the next frontier, for farm apprentices considering a start-up, or for a hobbyist looking to become profitable, the Explorer class is intended to bridge the gap between ideas and action.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) developed the Microloan (ML) program to better serve the unique financial operating needs of beginning, niche and the smallest of family farm operations by modifying its Operating Loan (OL) application, eligibility and security requirements.
"The North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program helps address nonpoint pollution by providing technical and financial resources to prevent damage to our water resources from soil erosion, excessive fertilizer use, animal waste contamination, and improper use of agricultural chemicals.
"The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Agribusiness Development Office is conducting a pilot project to loan small batch dairy pasteurizers to specialty farmstead dairy producers in North Carolina.
"This book assists rural and farm residents who are considering alternative enterprises. The case study and workbook format helps in evaluating personal and family considerations, resources, market potential, production feasibility, profitability, cash flow, and all factors combined.
"If you are planning to work with a farmer or landowner, there are several issues to consider before you enter into an agreement to create a successful working relationship with your neighbor. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide you with some of the basics involved agreement with which you and your neighbor are happy."