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Formulate a Farm Strategy

Formulate a Farm Strategy Developing an overall farm strategy is an important component of business development. This strategy includes a number of steps focused on market segments, attributes of those segments, and forming a strategy around the needs of each segment. Formulating a strategy is an...

Financial Planning

It is important for your farm business to project financial statements for the next 3-5 years depending on a loan application, long-term goals, or a new enterprise decision. Projected financial statements are also referred to as pro forma budgets. By projecting your business’s financial statements...

Beginning Farmer Success Videos

Spring Vineyard Pruning Plasticulture and Drip Irrigation Value Added Products Small Farm Marketing 101 Soil Fertility Management - Introduction Soil Fertility Management - Soil Testing Soil Fertility Management - Fertilizer Basics Spring Vineyard Pruning Are you ready to start a vineyard? Take our...


Listen to what these beginning farmers have to say about their challenges and success in farming.


Follow the links to view our Beginning Farmer Success Newsletters 2019 Summer Spring 2018 Fall Summer Spring 2017 Fall Summer Spring 2016 Winter Summer 2015 Fall June May April March 2014 Jan/Feb December November October September May April March February January 2013 December November


Below are several links to Agricultural Marketing resources offered by University of Maryland Extension: Ag Marketing Website The Agriculture Marketing Program’s mission is to assist individuals with marketing plans, develop profitable, sustainable marketing opportunities, and work in coordination...

Explore Matrix

Acronym Key for program pages and sites featured in this chart: Univeristy of Maryland Websites: BFS - Beginning Farmer Success (this Website) MREDC - Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center AM - AgMarketing Partner Websites: FH - Future Harvest MFL - Maryland Farm Link No Experience and No...


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