Farm & Business Planning Resources

Workshops and Webinars:

Design Your Succession Plan

Four weekly Zoom sessions with CCE educators and professionals – including accountants and attorneys – will prepare you to envision, communicate, plan, write and shape the legacy of your family farm business.

When: 6:30pm-8:00pm on October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020
What: Remote course via Zoom with activities in an online learning platform between meetings
Cost: $60 per farm family, includes a workbook valued at $20
Registration: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/dsp_230
Registration deadline: September 30 to insure on-time delivery of the workbook.

Program details.



Business Planning

Farm Credit East - Can provide assistance for all the different types and phases of farm business planning.

NY Farm Net - Provides free assistance for farm business planning.

How to Write a Business Plan - A brief outlined of what all is needed in a business plan.

Sample Business Plans - The Northeast Beginner Farmers Project has several farm business plans which farmers can view and get a sense of how to develop theirs. 

Business Transfers

Farm Credit East - Provides assistance with the transfer of agricultural businesses

NY Farm Net - Provides free assistance with agricultural business transfers. 

Employment and Payroll

Employment Law Guide - Wages and Hours Worked: Worker Protections in Agriculture - Laws around the employment and compensation of farm workers.

Farm Credit East - Services to handle the payroll on farms of all sizes.

Retirement and Estate Planning

Farm Credit East - Provides assistance in creating an estate plan. 

NY Farm Net - Provide free assistance for farm families in this process.

Tax Information

Farm Credit East: Tax Planning - Consultation on the various tax laws that affect agricultural businesses and strategies to minimize or mitigate the effect of these taxes.

Farm Credit East: Tax Preparation - Services for the preparation of farm tax returns.

Last updated September 24, 2020