Farms require strong record keeping, and creative planning.

Farms require strong record keeping, and creative planning.

Farm Management

Agriculture is more than growing good crops, and raising healthy livestock. Farms require strong record keeping, and creative planning.

Farm Business Development

For many farmers, producing great food is not the hardest part of maintaining a viable farm, it’s managing the business and marketing products in order to make money.

The Agriculture Business Development program helps farms:

  • Plan for profit using a business and marketing plan
  • Navigate state and federal regulations (including processing, organic)
  • Apply for on-farm research and marketing grants

The Guide to Farming in NYS (at left), a resource developed by our team and housed on the Cornell Beginning Farmer Website, contains fact sheets on everything from finding land to financing an operation, regulations on marketing and processing, and tax benefits of farming.

Last updated September 9, 2015