Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses brings the business planning process alive to help today’s alternative and sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs transform farm-grown inspiration into profitable enterprises. Sample worksheets lend a practical perspective and illustrate how real farm families set goals, researched processing alternatives, determined potential markets, and evaluated financing options. Blank worksheets help the reader develop a detailed, lender-ready business plan or map out strategies to take advantage of new opportunities.
- This publication is also available in the following formats:
- Abbreviated Spanish version from the University of Missouri
- Individuals chapters and worksheets from the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at https://www.misa.umn.edu/publications/buildingasustainablebusiness