Membership Benefits

You can access almost all of the content on this site without registering, so why bother?

If you want to work on creating a plan for your farm, you can do it here, but only if you create an account. Then you'll be able to access all of the worksheets in the New Farmer Hub, apply the concepts you learn by reading through the site, and save your work for later. You can come back and edit your worksheets anytime, and when you're ready, you can download or print them.

No pressure, but we don't know anyone else who offers this type of farm planning exercise online--for free--to use at your own pace. We hope you'll take advantage of it, but to do so, you'll need to register.

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6 Responses to “Membership Benefits”

  1. Rebecca Wewer says:

    Hello, I would love to discuss the subject you have posed about beginning farmers. My family began farming about 9 yrs ago. We gave up a comfortable suburban existence in New Jersey including cushy jobs and a summer home to farm here in northern NY.
    Please contact me if you would like to discuss this further. It has definately been challenging and it was definately an adventure.
    Thanks,
    Rebecca

    • Ramona says:

      Rebecca,
      I have a ton of questions - how did you finance your farm? what kind farm do you have? what research did you do before you started? did you buy land before or after you decided on your type of farm? how soon could you live off the income of your farm (not work outside the farm)? My husband and I (and our 4 kids) are still in the dreaming stages and wondering if it could ever be a reality. We're tired of him working 70-80 hours a week away from home. If he has to work that much at least farming we would be doing it together! Thanks for any tips or advice you can give me.

  2. John says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    I would love to hear more about your experiences making the move from "cushy" jobs, etc to a farm life.

    I am thinking of doing the same. Congratulations on makinmg it work! You should be proud!

    I look forward to speaking with you.

    Best regards,

    John

  3. Marissa Richards says:

    My daughter and I are looking to start a farm. We lived on a farm for a while and want to have one of our own. Access to this information is exciting - looking forward to it.

  4. david gerald krueger says:

    i do not see where i can start to build or write my buss. plan? thank you if you could direct me further?

    • erica says:

      Hi David,
      Click on the "New Farmer Hub" on the homepage of this site. You'll see a list of topics to work through at your own pace; each one has worksheets integrated to help you develop a pre-business plan. If you're past that stage and would really like to dive into developing a full-fledged business plan, click on the section titled "Planning and Funding a Farm Business" and you'll find templates and suggestions for writing your plan.
      Best,
      Erica

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