New to farming

Resources for people who are new to farming.

Descriptive handout developed by Linda J. Cox, Ph.D., covers the basics of marketing.

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This business plan template was provided by Rebecca Soon of Pacific Solutions.  Based upon this template, the business plan model was developed by Dr. David Bangert, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii Shidler School of Business.

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PowerPoint on risk management by Dr. David Bangert, Professor Emeritus, Shidler School of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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The Farmer Self-Sufficiency Matrix is a self-assessment tool that allows participating farmers to track their progress through the program.  

The rubric includes sections on: farm planning, soil preparation, propagation, farm management, irrigation, pest management, financial planning, harvesting, and marketing.

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"Drawing on years of combined professional experience in the agricultural, legal, and marketing fields, FARMroots provides Greenmarket producers with a range of technical support programming designed to meet the needs of diversified farmers.

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This video on gourmet mushroom cultivation was developed by Georgia Organics.  The video covers the basics of innoculation, growing, and harvesting.

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This video on onion cultivation was developed by Georgia Organics.  The video covers the basics of growing and harvesting.

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This video on high tunnels was developed by Georgia Organics.  High tunnels can be used to extend the growing season.  This video covers the basics.

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This video on sweet potatoes was developed by Georgia Organics.  It covers the basics of harvesting sweet potatoes.

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This video on cattle was developed by Georgia Organics.  It covers the basics of humane treatment for cattle.

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