Farm Viability

COVID-19 Business Support If your farm business is under pressure to plan for COVID-19 disruption, we are available for business coaching and can assist with locating resources. For help with critical business decision-making, assessing changes to markets, financial planning and other issues facing your enterprises, make an appointment by email or leaving a voicemail:

Betsy Miller (Program Coordinator): 802-447-7582 x252

Farm Viability Business Planning Options

The UVM Extension Farm Viability program helps advance your farm planning. Enrolled participants work one-on-one with a farm business educator to learn new management skills, access resources and prepare business plans.

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.

To apply, please visit our Application Materials page.

For more information, review our Farm Viability Program Information Sheet, or contact program coordinator Betsy Miller.