ASAP Beginning Farmer Project is a collaboration with Mountain BizWorks, and Organic Growers School. Together, we work to foster the success of new, beginning, and growing farms in the Southern Appalachians.
"Financing your business is a major aspect of business development whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing business." A wide range of topics including borrowing money, financial statements, grants, security and collateral issues, taxes, venture capital and more are covered.
This is a collection of FAQs for aspiring farmers concerned about farming risks. It covers topics such as paying for health care; managing pest damage; hiring agricultural help; and maintaining resilient relationships.
This is a list of frequently asked questions faced by many new and aspiring farmers when trying to launch a farm enterprise. Questions cover topics such as getting farming experience; finding a farm or farmland; and developing a land use plan or a business plan.
This guide is a "one stop shop" for small- and medium-scale producers in Pennsylvania, whether they are beginners in search of business planning help or seasoned growers wanting to diversify their business through the creation of value-added enterprises.
The Rural Tax Education website provides farmers and ranchers with a source for agriculturally related income and self-employment tax information. In depth overviews of agriculture specific tax issues and a sample tax return are some of the useful tools provided by this website.
Access hundreds of publications, fact sheets, workbooks and other resources on small business management areas such as Leading Your Company, Growing Your Business, Exporting and Importing, Running a Business, Business Law and Regulations, Getting Out, Industry Guides and Common Business Documents and Forms.