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Plan Your Farm
Getting Started Tutorial
Meet the Farmers
Love of Farming and Lessons from Experience
Getting Started with Goals, Skills, and Resources
Assessing Your Resources
Beginning Farmer Skills Checklist
Let Your Values Guide You
Create Your Mission Statement
Accessing and Evaluating Land Tutorial
Evaluating Land and Facilities for Farming
Land Access Strategies and Support
How Much Land is Enough?
Online Farmland Directories
Soils: What Does "Soil Health" Really Mean?
Soils: Type and Testing
Macroclimate: Growing Degree Days, Precipitation and Other Considerations
Microclimate: From Lakes to Frost Pockets
Infrastructure: Buildings and Facilities
Mapping Farm Land: Google Earth Tutorials
ACTIVITY: Scale of Permanence
Quiz Yourself: Land Evaluation
Choosing What to Produce
Two Kinds of Beginning Farmers
The Process of Choosing Enterprises
The Importance of a Decision-Making Framework
What Are the Most Profitable Crops to Grow?
Worksheets for Evaluating Enterprises
Selling What You Produce
Market Plan Research & Sample Plans
Draft Your Plan
Choosing Market Channels
What Marketing Regulations Do I Need to Comply With?
Plan Your Farm Hub Feedback
Learning How to Farm Resources
Learning How to Farm
Read About Farming
Watch Videos on Farming
Take Farm Tours and Workshops
Work on a Farm
Find a Farm Mentor
Get Started on a Micro-Scale
Resources for Business Planning and Funding Your Farm
Getting Money for Your New Farm Business
Writing a Business Plan - Templates
Sample Business Plans
Get Help Writing a Business Plan
Regulations, Insurance, and Tax Resources
With What Regulations Do I Need to Comply?
How Do I Manage Risk? What Insurance Will I Need?
How will farming affect my taxes?
Work on a Farm
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