Comprehensive guide for navigating the various dimensions of agricultural business including basics of financing, taxes, planning, marketing, grants, climate and soil considerations and more. A great place to start.
Lists funding opportunities and how to best succeed in achieving them, online courses co-led by farmers on farm planning and management, useful resources and guides specific to beginning farmers.
Ample resources for small farm management, from funding to soil health, marketing to food safety.
Each team is made up of specialists, research programs and workshops tailored for our region. Research-based tools for your agricultural operations, experts providing on-the-ground support, business planning and marketing tools and more.
Legal information and support for sustainable farmers. Webinars, tutorials, resources, services and even a podcast.
A worldwide community of farmers who build and modify their own tools and share their innovations as well as other techniques online.
These two websites provide tutorials on how to use Google Earth and the UC Davis SoilWeb adaptation of the national soil surveys to zone, map, measure, plan and study your farm. You can also overlay topographical maps. Note that the ‘parcel’ view function in Google Earth is not available as described in the tutorial. However, you can view Essex County parcels in the following website:
Conservation practices and programs for your land. Includes funding opportunities.
Provides reasonable ballpark prices for buying, selling or renting various services, equipment and commodities.
Agricultural lobbying organization, also offering a wide range of legal advice.
Last updated June 4, 2018