What are some resources for planning a greenhouse business?

J.S.New YorkAnswer: Thank you for contacting ATTRA for information on sources for business plans for greenhouse production. Here is a list of resources on planning a greenhouse business, including links to sample business plans.Greenhouse business planning, budgets and economics:Greenhouse Interactive Crop Budget, from Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~farmmgmt/green-house/greenhouseinteractiveform.html Budget for greenhouse tomatoes, from Mississippi State University Extension, http://www.agmrc.org/media/cms/p2257_47C17DE16225E.pdf Economics of Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production, from ATTRA’s Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production: Horticulture Systems Guide, http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/ghveg.html#economicsGreenhouse Design, Management and Economics, from ATTRA’s Greenhouse & Hydroponic Vegetable Production Resources on the Internet, http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/ghwebRL.html#gh_design Starting a greenhouse business, from Alabama A&M and Auburn universities, http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0691/ANR-0691.pdf Starting a greenhouse business, from Mississippi State University Extension, http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p1957.htmBusiness plan templates:Greenhouse Vegetable Example – Preparing a Business Plan: A Guide for Agricultural Producers, from British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/busmgmt/bus_guides/green_guide.htm Business planning guide and templates, from New England Small Farm Institute, http://www.nybeginningfarmers.org/index.php?page=plan ATTRA’s Agricultural Business Planning Templates and Resources, http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/agriculture_planning.htmlGeneral farm business planning:ATTRA’s Market Gardening: A Start-Up Guide, http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/marketgardening.html#business Writing an Agricultural Business Plan, by Vern Grubinger, http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/factsheets/businessplan.htmlBuilding a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses, from Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, http://www.misa.umn.edu/Publications/BuildingaSustainableBusiness/Business planning resources, from Beginning Farmers: An Online Resource for Farmers, Researchers and Policymakers, http://beginningfarmers.org/farm-business-planning/