Developing a Longer Range Strategic Farm Business Plan: Business Management for Farmers

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An introduction to longer range planning and goal setting is presented here.

  • Part I
    An introduction to planning (U.S. perspective, overview, use of the FINPACK system).
  • Part II
    Situation evaluation; goal setting
  • Part III
    Developing a business plan.
  • Part IV
    Developing and implementing a workable transition plan.
  • Part V
    Managing a financially stressed farm business.


  • Assessing past performance
  • Future business environment
  • Determining resources availability
  • Setting goals
  • Making decisions
  • Options
  • Analysis


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