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.
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.
This website provides
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. You can also view all Ag District parcels. Go to the right of the map, click layers, click Essex County, and choose "Ag District". You may need to zoom in for this layer to activate.
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.
Last updated December 22, 2020