Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program
Beginning farmers face tremendous risks in establishing and maintaining farming operations. Two tools that can greatly assist beginning farmers are the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis and the Risk Management Checklist. Click here to access the SWOT Analysis and click here to access the Risk Management Checklist.
UMass Extension has a variety of information and resources for beginning farmers.
Further Assistance for Beginning Farmers,
Many Federal (USDA) and State agencies along with private organizations offer financial and technical assistance for beginning farmers.