Programs and Research

Programs for Farmers

Agricultural Business Program Menu This summary sheet describes the current one-on-one programs available for farms, forest business owners and sugar makers.

Water Quality Business Analysis: Farm business educators are working with farms to analyze the business aspects of meeting water quality goals.

AG BIZ PRO: Individualized education for the experienced farm manager. Contact a farm business educator for more information.

Ag Biz Pro is the program of choice for farm managers who wish to continue working with an individual adviser after completing a grant funded Farm Viability business planning project. Participants work directly with a farm business adviser within a flexible curriculum to address priority issues facing the business.

Farm Viability Business Planning

Full Business Plan: Develop a comprehensive business plan that covers all aspects of the business for 1-3 years. Includes short / long term goals, marketing plans, management plans, risk analysis and financial statements.

Transfer Plan: Planning focused on the unique relational, tax and legal consideration of transferring ownership and management of the farm to other people or parties.

Enterprise Analysis Plan: Isolate and analyze one enterprise within your business or test the feasibility of a new idea.

Cash Flow Plan: Develop budgets and update the financial statements needed to make key decisions or apply for financing.

Dairy Management Team: Assembles a team of advisers and facilitates group meetings  to address short term decisions and longer term strategies for success.