Business Development

Business Resources

Farm Credit East’s One-Page Business and Financial Planning Tools

Agriculture Business Management, UNH Cooperative Extension

Market Planning, UNH Cooperative Extension (pdf)

Buying Products Directly from Farmers and Valuing Agriculture, UNH Cooperative Extension (pdf)

New England Food Entrepreneurs, New England Extension Food Safety Consortium

Recipe to Market: How to Start a Specialty Food Business in Maine, UMaine Cooperative Extension

Food Processing Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, NH Dept. of Health & Human Services (pdf)

State HAACP Contacts and Coordinators, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Maine Food Producers Alliance

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund Farm Food Initiative


Farm Labor Management

Agricultural Labor Management from UVM

Farm Employment FAQ 


Reading List

The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, by Richard Wiswall

Whole Farm Planning, by NOFA, written by Elizabeth Henderson and Karl North

You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise, by Joel Salatin

Growing for Market, print or online magazine


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