---Whole Farm Planning

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Farming in Massachusetts

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Are you thinking of starting a farming business in Massachusetts? Are you currently farming and interested in expanding the crops you grow, accessing new marketing outlets, or making your business more profitable? This resource guide is a collection of 35 independent fact sheets that can be used separately as needed or together as a complete set. Topics include land access, farm infrastructure, risk management, business planning, livestock processing, organic certification, and much more. It may be helpful for you to use this series with someone who can guide you to more farming information, such as an experienced farmer, a Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources employee, a United States Department of Agriculture employee, or other service provider. 

Enterprise Budgets - Compiled

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  • Web Page

Ethan Roland's collection of over 1,000 enterprise budgets, available for download on this webpage (link at the bottom). 134 MB.

New Entry Farmsite Budget

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  • Digital Download

Spreadsheet that includes revenues, site prep, equipment repair/ purchase, pest management, infrastructure, lease expenses, and electricity.

Sustainable Agriculture for the Next Century

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  • Web Page

In this interactive online session, Jennifer Hashley discusses how the New Entry model provides constructive environments and strategies that support new producers and creates opportunities for new farmers to strengthen agricultural capacities, share learning experiences, and build better communities.

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