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Home  >  Beginning Farmer  >   Getting Into Farming - A Workbook for Beginning Farmers in North Carolina (Summary)

Getting Into Farming - A Workbook for Beginning Farmers in North Carolina



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By Andrew Branan, Lee Miller, Marisa Alcorta, Tammy Howard, Hanna Lewis

Published: November 2013

Updated: n/a

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81 pages


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Introduction

The Getting Into Farming workbook is primarily for those folks looking seriously at farm production and ranging up to the point where they are feeling confident enough to strike out on their own. The workbook starts simply for those just looking at their first job in farming, then ramps up quickly to more serious business and asset management concepts.

Note: Please email support@ncat.org if you're interested in purchasing multiple copies of the workbook. Thank you.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements...................................3
About this First Edition...........................6
Forward: A Wave of Support, A Tsunami of Land......7

Section One: Crayons To Paper - Coloring Your Vision
Am I Ready to Farm? .............................10
Mission Control: Envisioning of Your Farm........11
Worksheet 1.1: Envisioning Your Farm Dream.....14
Worksheet 1.2: Sketching Your Farm Dream.......15
Worksheet 1.3: Crafting Your Purpose Statement.16
Worksheet 1.4: Financial Goal Setting..........17
Evaluating Skills and Resources..................18
Worksheet 1.5: Skills and Resources Assessment.21
Worksheet 1.6: Skill-Building Action Plan......24

Section Two: Pencil To Paper - Playing With Numbers
The Farm Business Plan: The Basics..........................26
Planting What You Can Sell: An Introduction to Marketing....28
Worksheet 2.1: Sketching Your Marketing Plan..............31
About Risk Management.......................................34
Worksheet 2.2: Risk Management Assessment.................42
Budgets and Financial Planning..............................43
Worksheet 2.3: Sketching Your Operating Budget............47
The Art of Detail: Record Keeping...........................48
Financial Statements........................................52

Section Three: Pen To Paper - Signing The Dotted Line
The Monies: Capital and Finance.............................56
Choosing a Business Structure (Like You Mean It)............64
Business Entities Quick Summary Chart............68
Land is Where You Look: An Introduction to Land Access......69
Worksheet 3.1: Short Term Lease Checklist............77
Worksheet 3.2: Repairs and Maintenance Checklist.....78
Worksheet 3.3: Comparing Tracts of Land..............79
Worksheet 3.4: Estimating Revenue From Land..........80




Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.

 

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