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Ag Risk and Farm Management Library
A component of USDA's Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) program, the Ag Risk & Farm Management Library organizes thousands of materials to help agricultural producers and professionals quickly find the information you need on risk management, marketing, financial management and more.
http://agrisk.umn.edu

Ag-Related Grant Programs
University of Maryland Grant Website
This site lists Ag-Related Grant Programs
https://extension.umd.edu/grants/ag-related-grant-programs

Start Farming
Start Farming  provides support and resources needed to begin farming.  Also, the site has a new Discovery Tool to help personalize your search.
https://newfarmers.usda.gov/

Maryland Small Business Development Center Network Since 1988, the seasoned staff of the Maryland Small Business Development Center (MDSBDC) Network has provided sound advice, counseling, and support to entrepreneurs and small to mid-size businesses across the state.
http://www.mdsbdc.umd.edu/

USDA Small Farm Funding Resource
http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/ricpubs/small_farm_funding.htm

Small Business Administration Small Business Planner
http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/index.html

Farm Beginnings is a Land Stewardship Project initiative that provides opportunities for beginning and transitioning farmers to learn firsthand about values clarification and goal setting, whole farm planning, business plan development, and low-cost, sustainable farming methods.
http://landstewardshipproject.org/morefarmers/farm

Growing New Farmers (GNF) is a support network for Northeast new farmers. As members of the GNF Service Provider Consortium, almost 200 organizations and agencies provide consultation and support for new or next generation farmers.
http://www.smallfarm.org/main/special_projects/growing_new_farmers/

Farm Credit System Institutions make over $9 billion available to beginning farmers.
http://www.westernfarmpress.com/farm-credit-system-institutions-make-over-9-billion-available-beginning-farmers-0

Penn State's PA Food Ventures: Food For Profit Series - Fact sheets you should read before starting a new food business in Pennsylvania.
http://pafoodventures.psu.edu/fpp.html

Penn State University’s Ag Marketing Program. Site features material for new and beginning farmers that was created by the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability project partners: Practical Farmers of Iowa, Food Circles Networking Project Center for Rural Affairs, and the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives.
http://agmarketing.extension.psu.edu/begfrmrs.html

Beginning Farmer Financing Programs: a resource list provided by the Center for Rural Affairs; Lyons, NE.
http://www.cfra.org/resources/beginning_farmer/fundingsources

Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA
https://www.ams.usda.gov/

ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
http://www.attra.org/

Business Statistics
http://www.bizstats.com/

Dun & Bradstreet
http://www.dnb.com/us/

Economic Research Service, USDA
http://www.ers.usda.gov/

Environmental Finance Center
http://efc.umd.edu/

Farm Service Agency, USDA
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/

Federal Government Contracting Opportunities
https://www.fbo.gov/

Market Research Reports
http://www.frost.com/

MD Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO)
http://www.marbidco.org/home.html

Maryland Department of Agriculture
http://mda.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Maryland Small Business Development Center Network (MDSBDC)
http://www.mdsbdc.umd.edu/

National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA
http://www.nass.usda.gov/index.asp

Patents
http://www.uspto.gov/

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/

U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/

U.S. Department of Commerce
http://www.commerce.gov/

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