lINKS FOR new FARMS AND fARMERS:
Below you will find helpful links for establishing a new farm or to learn about farming
Click here for Agricultural Laws and Regulations in the State of Connecticut.
Here you can find out how to obtain a Sales and Use Tax ID and Farmer Tax Exemption Permit from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.
You can start and register the name of your business with the Connecticut Secretary of State by clicking here.
Iowa’s Agricultural Marketing Resource Center has a series of web pages with documents on how to start an agricultural business and the planning process.
Penn State has a great website on agricultural marketing information.
The Connecticut Women's Agricultural Network (WAgN) is committed to helping women succeed at starting, sustaining, and supporting agricultural related endeavors through educational programming and networking opportunities.
The US Dept of Commerce Small Business Administration (the SBA) Counseling & Training has helpful programs for businesses.
University of Illinois-Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics- College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has created FAST (Farm Analysis Solution Tools). Find a whole set of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that assist agricultural decisions on your computer. FAST aids users with cash flow, rent versus buy option, financial analysis, and evaluating the impacts of farm business decisions.
CRAFT: Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training: Apprenticeship program on several cooperating organic farms.
New England Willing Workers on Organic Farms an apprenticeship placement service.