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Agricultural Business Starter Kit

Use this kit as a general overview of what would be required to open an agricultural/farming business in the Agricultural Reserve.

Beyond the general steps to start a business there are certain considerations that specifically apply to agricultural and food related businesses.

Having a business plan is essential to any business. To be sustainable and profitable a farm operation must have a clear understanding of production, marketing, finances and labor. The University of Maryland Extension has a farm business planning workbook and other business planning resources to help new farmers. The USDA also provides business planning and other resources for new farmers.