Management

Knowing how to manage your farm can make the difference between success and failure.  The first step to developing a management plan is to define your goals.  For some farms the primary goals will not be monetary, but even for those farms it is important to define your financial parameters.  Even if the farm won’t be your primary income source you probably don’t want it to lose money.

Startup Planning
There are a number of resources to help you begin the planning process, from a simple 1-page set of questions (Planning your Rural Property) to more extensive resources that guide you through a full farm plan.

Conservation

Equipment

Energy

Legal

Risk and Safety

Land

Marketing, Sales and Advertising

People

Finances

Hiring custom labor

Insurance and Liability

Rental agreements

Safety

Tax Considerations

  • Income
  • Property

Resources