The Field Guide to the New American Foodshed is designed to help those entrepreneurs and their advisors find and use relevant business development information from this new territory of local and regional food markets.
"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.
"Harvesting a Profit explains how to measure profitability in agriculture. It is targeted for students or farmers beginning a career in production agriculture with minimal exposure to financial analysis, farm management, marketing and economics. Harvesting a Profit emphasizes the positive side of agriculture.
"FarmStartassists beginning farmers and new cooperatives through their startup years by providing working capital investments of up to $50,000 to get their business off the ground. The investment functions the same as an operating line of credit.
"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.
A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will learn about: types of FSA loans explained; step-by-steo instructions; preparing your application; how to prepare a business plan for aloan application; resources and contact information; definitions of common terms.
The primary goal of this Ku I Ka Mana New Farmer Training Initiative is to increase local food production on Hawaii Island by training, mentoring, and supporting beginning farmers as they start and sustain agricultural ventures.
"All activities below will be conducted in a culturally appropriate manner in the client's language. Curriculum will cover business filing, documentation of cash receipts and taxes. Also, the needs of marketing outlets will be identified and conveyed to clients to better align both parties' interests.