Farmer Resource Library

New Entry's farmer library has hundreds of resources on sustainable farming, marketing, and operating a successful small business. Our physical library at our office in Beverly, MA contains books, CD's, DVD's periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer. You can also search the directory below for downloadable digital resources, helpful web sites, and online farming videos.

Please visit or call our office at 978-654-6745 if you can't find what you're looking for here. Sometimes we are out in the field, so it's best to let us know if you're planning on stopping by.

Boletin Agricola Latina

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  • Digital Download

First issue of a Spanish newsletter from the Farley Center, which provides Midwestern Latina farmers with information about agriculture, especially oranic agriculture.

Breakeven Analysis

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  • Digital Download

Spreadsheet that helps calculate total fixed costs, total variable costs, and subsequent breakeven sales level.

Building a Low-Cost Cooler and Pack Shed

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  • Digital Download

Handout that provides an overview of how to build your own pack-shed and walk-in cooler for a diversified vegetable/fruit farm. Based on a workshop held at the Farley Center's farm incubator.

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities

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  • Web Page

A guide published by USDA agencies, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology, that outlines federal programs to support sustainable agriculture, forestry, entrepreneurship, conservation, and community development

Business Plan Basics

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  • Digital Download

PDF outline of a powerpoint presentation for farmers reviewing basics of business planning, including definitions, necessary components, how to write a business plan, developing a marketing and financial plan, and review of AgPlan software. All Regions. English Level: Intermediate. Farming Level: Intermediate. Literacy Level: Moderate. Keywords: Business plan, marketing, financial assessment.

Business Plan Basics

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  • Digital Download

Presentation from the University of Arizona's department of Agricultural Resource Economics, which outlines best practices for establishing a business plan.

Business Plan Checklist

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  • Digital Download

Word document checklist for farmers to assess the completeness of a developed business plan.  All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginner. Literacy Level: High. Keywords: Business plan, market, marketing, product, competition, sales, operations, personnel, management, financial

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