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.
A table of the current list of national conservation practices in alphabetical order by practice name, with the practice code in parentheses including: 1) Conservation practice standards; 2) Conservation practice information sheets; 3) Conservation Practice Physical Effects (CPPE) worksheets; 4) Conservation practice job sheets; and 5) National
This site offers tutorials, videos, and links to people who can help you develop your farm plans.
Work through the following topics in order to get a solid foundation for your farm plans. Complete the online worksheets in the tutorials to apply concepts to your situation and create a written farm plan.
AgPlan helps rural business owners develop a business plan. Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE. Develop your own business plan, Learn what you need to include in your plan with tips and resources, View Sample business plans for ideas, Share your plan—print, download and work with your own reviewers. Requires registration.