Resources are free online unless otherwise noted.
Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing
a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses
Sustainable Agriculture Network, 2003
A hands-on guide featuring worksheets to help you develop your farm business plan. $17, 280 pp.
Farm and Financial Management Publications
(University of Maryland)
Factsheet topics include “Diagnosing your farm’s financial health,” “Cost and revenue considerations in farm management decision making,” and others.
Measuring and Analyzing Farm Financial Performance
(Purdue University Extension, 1999)
Whole Farm Planning
Elizabeth Henderson and Karl North
(NOFA Interstate Council) $7.95
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center
(USDA Rural Development/Iowa State University, 2007)
Barbara Bellows et al
(ATTRA, 2003) 28 pp.
(Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, 2007)
Guerrilla Marketing: Secrets for Making Big Profits from your Small Business
(Houghton Mifflin, 2007) 384 pp., $10.17
(The Organic Trade Association, 2007)
A clearinghouse of resources on marketing and other topic
(Sustainable Agriculture Network, 2006) 20 pp.
Marketing without Advertising
Michael Phillips and Salli Rasberry
(Nolo, 2005) $17.00, 320 pp.
(NOFA Interstate Council, 2004) $7.95, 96 pp.
(ATTRA, 2004) 16 pp.