Comprehensive guide for navigating the various dimensions of agricultural business including basics of financing, taxes, planning, marketing, grants, climate and soil considerations and more. A great place to start.
Lists funding opportunities and how to best succeed in achieving them, online courses co-led by farmers on farm planning and management, useful resources and guides specific to beginning farmers.
Ample resources for small farm management, from funding to soil health, marketing to food safety.
Each team is made up of specialists, research programs and workshops tailored for our region. Research-based tools for your agricultural operations, experts providing on-the-ground support, business planning and marketing tools and more.
Legal information and support for sustainable farmers. Webinars, tutorials, resources, services and even a podcast.
A worldwide community of farmers who build and modify their own tools and share their innovations as well as other techniques online.
These two websites provide tutorials on how to use Google Earth and the UC Davis SoilWeb adaptation of the national soil surveys to zone, map, measure, plan and study your farm. You can also overlay topographical maps. Note that the ‘parcel’ view function in Google Earth is not available as described in the tutorial. However, you can view Essex County parcels in the following website:
If you click on ‘Map Layers’ and ‘Parcels’ then zoom in far enough, you can view parcel information. Looks like plenty of other useful features here too!
Get connected with local growers, local markets and communities. Have your farm featured on an interactive website and local food map and in festivals.
Conservation practices and programs for your land. Includes funding opportunities.
Provides reasonable ballpark prices for buying, selling or renting various services, equipment and commodities.
Agricultural lobbying organization, also offering a wide range of legal advice.
* Please feel free to contact Carly at any time to suggest your favorite resources or inquire about resources that you'd like to see.
This CCE guide, "Getting Started in Agritourism" (2016) covers how to begin, what visitors expect, customer relations, income streams, liability, marketing and other useful resources.
Adirondack Harvest is a program of CCE Essex that promotes the production and consumption of locally grown food and wood products.
Last updated April 5, 2018