Business and Marketing

Farms and ranches are businesses. In order to operate a sustainable farming and ranching operation, you will have to understand the many components of running a business.

This includes planning, financial management, recordkeeping, marketing, legal considerations, and more.

Here you will find practical resources that provide guidance on business and marketing. From whole-farm planning, financial management, accessing new markets, and other farm-business topics  

Marty Holman works the computer in his outdoor office on Holman’s Harvest Farms in Loxahatchee Groves, Florida, February 25, 2021. Holman raises chickens, cattle, vegetable, and tropical fruit on his 15 acres. USDA/FPAC photo by Preston Keres

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ATTRA’s Business and Marketing Resources

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The Internal GAP Audit: General Questions

Every GAP audit will have a section on general questions that…
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A goat in a pasture
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Agritourism for Beginners

By Luz Ballesteros Gonzalez, NCAT Agriculture Specialist  The…
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Serendipity Farm
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Montana Farmers Market Mentors: Community Partnerships

In this video, we learn about successful community partnership…
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