University of Maryland Extension

Beginning Farmer Success Guide Book

The Beginning Farmer Guidebook was developed as part of the Maryland Collaborative for Beginning Farmer Success program and is intended to be a resource for agricultural service providers and farmers in the region. The guide should be used as a companion to the Beginning Farmer Success website (this website) which contains additional resource material to support farmers in Maryland.

The Guidebook contains various publications often requested by beginning farmers. Each publication may be used as a stand alone document or in conjunction with other material. Authorship of each publication is indicated on the actual document.

Please use the list of documents to the right in order to navigate through the book or in conjunction with other material. Authorship of each publication is indicated on the actual document.

The Maryland Collaborative for Beginning Farmer Success builds on existing University of Maryland Extension resources and partnerships with Future Harvest-CASA; Southern MD Agriculture Development Commission, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, regional nonprofits, agricultural organizations, and experienced farmers to provide beginning farmers with easily accessible tools and practical experience-based training on farm production, marketing, land management, business planning, and financial resources.

Authors:
Ben Beale, Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension-St. Mary’s County

Shannon Dill, Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension-Talbot County

Sarah Everhart, Managing Director, Agriculture Law Education Initiative, Maryland Carey Law

Shauna Henley, Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension-Northern Cluster

Neith Little, Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension - Urban Agriculture

Ginger Myers, Marketing Specialist, University of Maryland Extension

Margaret Todd, Law Fellow, Agriculture Law Education Initiative

Suggestion or comments regarding this publication may be sent to sdill@umd.edu

 

Maryland Beginning Farmer Guidebook

Farm EstablishmentEnterprise Selection

Business Planning

Start Farming

Appendices Business Planning Workbook

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