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Readings and Resources

Program Contact: Don McMoran, County Director
(360) 428-4270 ext. 225 • dmcmoran@wsu.edu

We will be adding readings and resources as the course progresses. Check back each week for links!

Building a Sustainable Business Workbook– Helpful prompts and worksheets for assisting in the business plan writing process.

 

Week 1: Introduction to the Business Plan 

Presentations

Business Plan Templates

Suggested Reading

Additional Resources

Week 2: Product and Industry Description 

and Business Structure

Presentations:

CS AgEnt – Week 2 Powerpoint

Business Structure Resources

Suggested Reading for this week:

Additional Resources

Week 3: Market Channels

Presentations

Sell What you Grow PowerPoint- 2017

Suggested Reading for this week:

  • Market Farming Success- Chapter 2 and pages 187-206

Additional Resources

Week 4: Property Purchasing and Leasing

Reading for this week:

Additional Resources

Week 5 Financing, Balance Sheet, Income and Expense Statements

Presentations

Additional Resources

Suggested Reading for this week:

  • Market Farming Success Chapter 8
  • Organic Farm Business Handbook Chapters 7 and 8

Additional Resources

Week 6: Market Analysis 

Presentations:

Suggested Reading for this week:

  • Organic Farmers Business Handbook: Chapter 5

Additional Resources

Week 7: Cash Flow 

Presentations:Week 7 Cash Flow

Suggested Reading for this week:

  • Organic Farm Business Handbook Chapters 2 and 3

Week 8: Marketing and Branding

Presentations: Week 8 Branding and Marketing

Suggested Reading for this week: Market Farming Success Chapter 7

Week 9: Labor Management and Insurance

Presentations: Week 9 Labor and Employee Management

Suggested Reading for this week: Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook Chapter 6

Additional Resources

Week 10: Enterprise Budgets

Presentations: Week 10 enterprise budget

Additional Resources:

Week 11: Tips for Success & Risk Management

Whole Farm Revenue Protection

Climate Change Impacts in Skagit County

Skagit County Logo Design: Image 360

Viva Farms Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture Program

Viva Farms Practica en agricultura sostenible

USDA Microloans

List serves to get connected

Washington State University