08 Sep What are some resources I can utilize as I plan 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.Budget for greenhouse tomatoes, from Mississippi State University Extension. [PDF/562K]Economics of Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production, from ATTRA’s Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production: Horticulture Systems Guide.Greenhouse Design, Management and Economics, from ATTRA’s Greenhouse & Hydroponic Vegetable Production Resources on the Internet.Starting a greenhouse business, from Alabama A&M and Auburn universities. [PDF/233K]Starting a greenhouse business, from Mississippi State University Extension.
Business plan templates:Greenhouse Vegetable Example – Preparing a Business Plan: A Guide for Agricultural Producers, from British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.Business planning guide and templates, from New England Small Farm Institute. ATTRA’s Agricultural Business Planning Templates and Resources.
General farm business planning:ATTRA’s Market Gardening: A Start-Up Guide.Writing an Agricultural Business Plan, by Vern Grubinger.Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses, from Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.Business planning resources, from Beginning Farmers: An Online Resource for Farmers, Researchers and Policymakers.