- Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses: This is a good general introduction to business planning from the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA). Chapters in the 244-page guide cover identifying business values, assessing strengths, visioning, planning, implementing a business plan, and monitoring performance. Includes farm case study.
- Introduction to Whole Farm Planning: Combining Family, Profit and Environment: This guide introduces the principles of whole farm business planning. It offers links to other useful resources. Updated in 2011.
- Writing a Value-added Business Plan: A good business plan provides a systematic way to scope out key components and risks. This bulletin sets forth why and how to write a business plan. To make the task easier, the bulletin links to a template with all the pieces needed to write a business plan.