Published Jul 12, 2012

Business Planning and Financing Resource Guides updated online!

By Luke Gran

We listen when our beginning farmers (now more than 875 in Iowa alone!) tell us how hard it can be to find the right resources they need to move forward on their farming dreams. That is why Practical Farmers of Iowa maintains current lists of all known funding sources for financing beginning farmers, and business planning helpful resources on our website.

Find them on the Next Generation Program “Resources” webpage or view them directly at:

Resource Guide for Business Planning

Resource Guide for Financing

Do you have a favorite resource you use (or have used) that you would recommend be added to these lists? Send them to and they will be added right away.

Best Wishes,

Luke Gran

Next Generation Coordinator

P.S. Thanks very much to our friends at and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for the great idea!