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Educational Tools

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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida offers a variety of tools and resources to help you with your business. The links below are especially useful for young or beginning farmers who are just starting out in farming. For more about young, beginning, small and minority farmers, please click here.

Ag Biz Planner

An online course that guides participants through the process of developing a business plan. This college level course is available nationwide in an on-demand, online training format for farmers to use from their home or place of business. Farm Credit University is making this program widely available to serve Farm Credit’s mission to help prepare young, beginning, small, and minority (YBSM) farmers and ranchers for a more successful and fulfilling business, family and personal life by improving their management and business planning skills.

Farm Credit Record Book

A Microsoft Excel document, containing forms to record your farm records.

Field Guide to the New American Foodshed

To start a business, you first need a business and financial plan. Here you will find worksheets to get you started.

- One-Page Business Plan
- One-Page Financial Plan

Florida Market Maker

Market your agriculture product direct to the consumer with Market Maker.  A FREE service to Florida farmers. Click here for more details.

Master Goat & Sheep Certification with FAMU

The Master Goat and Sheep Producer’s Certification Program is a comprehensive training program which offers classes in nutrition management, herd health, marketing, risk management, financial management, pasture management and so much more.

Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association

The PFMA, a community based food system model, is a local effort to assist farmers in pooling their resources and allowing them access to larger markets in the produce industry.

Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.

Cashing In at "Local" Markets

These are some great tips for helping you tap into the growing $543 million local foods market in the Panhandle of Florida.

Local Choice Toolkit

To learn more about marketing your farm products at local markets, check out the Pie Center’s Local Foods Toolkit from the University of Florida.

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Extension Offices Directory

Do you have questions about growing your own food or other agriculture-related questions? The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) can help. Click the logo below for the directory of Ag Exension Offices across the state of Florida.

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